The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

The Gulf crisis has lessons for Vladimir Putin. Not all may work in his favour

March 16, 2022

Short of the war, the destruction, and the massive loss of life, Ukraine is in many ways similar to the Gulf crisis in which the UAE, together with Saudi Arabia, led a 3.5-year-long economic and diplomatic boycott of Qatar that, like the Russian invasion, was designed to hollow out the sovereignty of a neighbouring state.

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