Can the GCC still be relevant? – Inside Story

Your video will begin in 10
Skip ad (3)

He is plane-hopping around the Arabian Peninsula, hoping to mediate in what's being called the Qatar Crisis.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE, as well as Egypt, have severed ties with Qatar, closing land and sea borders and airspace.

They say Qatar is supporting extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.

They've also had disagreements over its ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

The GCC has been an alliance since May 1981 and is made up of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.

The ongoing crisis is not the first to hit the bloc.

But what's the impact going to be this time around?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global Risk at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Ali Alkandari, Professor on Contemporary Gulf History at Kuwait University

Rami Khouri, Senior Public Policy Fellow at the American University of Beirut

- Subscribe to our channel:
- Follow us on Twitter:
- Find us on Facebook:
- Check our website:

News & Politics
Inside Story, Al Jazeera
Be the first to comment