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The U.S. Charges Head-On Into the Gulf Crisis

Jul 12, 2017 | 13:19 GMT
A man faces the skyline of Doha, Qatar's capital.

By signing a counterterrorism agreement with Qatar, the United States has headed off Saudi Arabia's efforts to escalate the crisis in the Gulf Cooperation Council. But the problems underlying the conflict will endure long after the current dispute has subsided.

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The crisis in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has reached a turning point. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement on counterterrorism with the Qatari government July 11, the second day of a trip designed to diffuse the tension in the bloc. Though the content of the deal...

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