The Qatar diplomatic ban is a nightmare for Qatar airways. Its routings and market share will undoubtedly suffer in the near and medium term.
In a seismic move a block of Gulf states and other Arab have cut all ties with the nation of Qatar.
As of Monday morning, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, and Maldives severed their relationships. They accuse the oil rich gulf state of supporting terrorism and, through these diplomatic moves, have opened up one of the biggest political and trade rifts imaginable in the Arab world.
The geopolitical context is simple: Following Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, the gulf states are circling the wagons on Iran, and this move seeks to isolate Qatar to force serious policy and leadership changes.
- Written by Abdullahi
- Category: Middle East