In Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Fight, Iran Is the Real Winner

Podcast—the entangling alliances of the Qatar blockade

In Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Fight, Iran Is the Real Winner In Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Fight, Iran Is the Real Winner
While most Americans focused on domestic issues in the past month, the Middle East somehow grew more dangerous. Thanks in part to a hack... In Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Fight, Iran Is the Real Winner

While most Americans focused on domestic issues in the past month, the Middle East somehow grew more dangerous. Thanks in part to a hack allegedly carried out by Russian intelligence, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are close to war.

The Saudi kingdom has blockaded Qatar and several Gulf states have removed envoys and ambassadors. Right now, the Middle East looks a lot like Europe on the eve of World War I.

 This week on War College, Syria expert Joshua Landis at the University of Oklahoma runs us through the complicated factions making up the Middle East. According to Landis, Iran is the real winner in the latest dust up between old allies.


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