Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are leading a group of seven nations severing ties with Qatar, officially for sponsoring terrorism. Critics call it a pretext and payback for the tiny Emirate's global ambitions, including Al Jazeera television, an open door to Iran, and support for the Muslim Brotherhood. How far will it go? And is there any link to US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia only two weeks ago?
Produced by Michele BARBERO, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
Director, Arabia Foundation
Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Visiting professor, University of Miami
Ardavan AMIR ASLANI
Author, "Saudi Arabia: From Influence to Decadence"