Qatari opposition says crisis expected to stretch into 2018

The Gulf diplomatic crisis, involving an embargo of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt (the GC3+1), is expected to stretch into 2018, bringing food and commodity shortages and expected civil unrest in Qatar.

This is the conclusion of an exclusive research paper, published by the organizers of the ‘Qatar: Global Security & Stability’ conference taking place in London on September 14. The paper argues that there is no sign that the crisis, now entering its fourth month, is likely to end soon.

The report says that the presence of Turkish soldiers on Qatari soil is believed to help mitigate any potential rebellion, though Turkey is coming under international pressure to withdraw its troops.

Source Credit: Al Arabiya
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