In June, a coalition of states led by Saudi Arabia abruptly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and made a series of stringent demands on the countrys ruling family. The diplomatic crisis with the tiny peninsular nation quickly led to a geopolitical rupture. In the months since, major players in the Middle East, including Turkey, Iran, and the United States, have been forced to adjust to a politically divided Gulf. This MENA Salon will feature an in-depth discussion of the effects of this dispute on Qatar and the world. Recommended reading available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/
Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.