A new paradigm in the Gulf abstract

Tomba, Mattia, and Azzali, Simona (2018) A new paradigm in the Gulf abstract. In: [Presented at] 4th China and The Middle East Conference. From: 4th China and the Middle East Conference, 20-22 June 2018, Cappadocia, Turkey. (Unpublished)

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[Extract] On June 5th2017 Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt (the “Quartet”) cut their relations with Qatar. The Quartet decided to withdraw their ambassadors and impose a travel and trade ban. This has caught Qatar by surprise, which did not expect such drastic steps to be taken. Due to the Quartet actions the financial outflows and the costs have been massive for Qatar, but the system can absorb great shocks because of accumulated reserves and the income from the export of gas. The financial burden is nevertheless hitting the state hard, and it will be more and more difficult to sustain the current level of expenditure. So far Qatar has managed to adjust to the new reality mainly thanks to the financial reserves accumulated in the last two decades, the use of networks and an effective PR/lobbying campaign.

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