A Saudi-Qatari Rapprochment? Changing Realities, Shifting Priorities

This policy outlook explores recent developments in the Saudi-UAE-led blockade on Qatar. It argues that there remain deep divisions on key issues within the GCC that present a formidable challenge to overcome.

After more than three years, what are the motivating factors behind the current reconciliation efforts between Saudi Arabia and Qatar? What is the likelihood that such efforts will succeed and what would the consequences be should the two Gulf states re-establish ties? This policy outlook explores recent developments in the Saudi-UAE-led blockade on Qatar and argues that, although there is hope that a deal can be reached this time around, there remain deep divisions on key issues within the GCC that present a formidable challenge to overcome.

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