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Israel and the Gulf States: It’s Complicated: Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel, Aug. 9, 2013–In February 2009, a few days after Israel concluded its Operation Cast Lead against Gaza terrorists, the chief of protocol at Qatar’s Foreign Ministry invited Roi Rosenblit, who at the time headed Israel’s interest office in Doha, for a meeting in his office.

Qatar’s Geopolitical Gamble: How the Gulf State May Have Overreached: Viviene Walt,Time World, July 23, 2013–Qatar, the tiny gas-rich peninsula in the Persian Gulf, had poured nearly $5 billion into Morsi’s government in its one short year in office, propping up Egypt’s teetering economy, and investing – or so it thought – in a lasting relationship with the Arab world’s most populous nation.

Kuwait’s Hidden Hand in Syria: Daniel R. DePetris, The National Interest, July 16, 2013–It is often assumed that Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been the most adamant about arming Syria’s fractious rebel movement. But there is growing evidence that clerics and opposition politicians in Kuwait have also been stepping up their own efforts in an attempt to collect as much cash for Bashar al-Assad’s opponents as possible.

Oman Has Its Cake and Eats It Too – For Now: Daniel Wagner & Giorgio Cafiero, Real Clear World, July 29, 2013

Mideast’s Real Battle: Saudi Arabia vs. Qatar: Jonathan Tepperman, New York Times, July 12, 2013

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