An examination of the current crisis between Qatar and a number of its neighbors, and how this crisis reflects shifting dynamics within the MENA region as well as domestic developments in key Middle Eastern states. Discussion will examine the origins of the crisis in terms of changing relationships between and among GCC states, their internal political developments, and shifting regional and international alliances.
Mouin Rabbani is an independent analyst, commentator, and researcher specializing in the contemporary Middle East. He has previously served as Principal Political Affairs Officer with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Head of Middle East with Crisis Management Initiative/Martti Ahtisaari Centre, Senior Middle East Analyst and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group. He is Senior Fellow with the Institute for Palestine Studies, Co-Editor of Jadaliyya, Contributing Editor of Middle East Report, Associate Fellow of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka - The Palestinian Policy Network. A graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Rabbani has published, presented, and commented widely on Middle East issues, including for a variety of major print, television, and digital media.
Arab Studies Institute, Schar School of Policy and Government, Center for Global Islamic Studies, Global Affairs, Middle East Policy Group, History Department
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