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The Blockade on Qatar Opens the Door for Competition

Aug 14, 2018 | 08:30 GMT
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani (L) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 15.

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani (L) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 15.

(YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Worried that the United States will take Saudi Arabia's side in the dispute, Qatar has been looking elsewhere for support, giving regional and global powers such as Turkey, Iran, China and Russia an opportunity to make inroads in the Gulf. ...

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