The Qatar Crisis In An Age Of Alternative Facts

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) holds its annual Summit in Kuwait City this week, exactly six months since three of the six GCC states — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates — cut diplomatic relations and imposed economic sanctions on a fourth, Qatar. Fellow Kristian Coates Ulrichsen analyzes the trajectory of the diplomatic crisis and its ramifications for U.S. policy in the region: