The ongoing Gulf rift is not the first crisis to hit the bloc, but what is the effect going to be this time around?
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He is plane-hopping around the Arabian Peninsula, hoping to mediate in what’s being called the Qatar Crisis.
They say Qatar is supporting “extremist groups” in Iraq and Syria, which Qatar strongly denies.
They have also had disagreements over its alleged ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
The ongoing crisis is not the first to hit the bloc, but what is the effect going to be this time around?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Jean-Marc Rickli – Head of Global Risk at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Ali Alkandari – Professor of contemporary Gulf history at Kuwait University
Rami Khouri – Senior public policy fellow at the American University of Beirut