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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 October 2018

Beyond the Headlines podcast: Dr Anwar Gargash's take on the Qatar crisis, one year on

In this episode, Dr Anwar Gargash spoke to The National on a range of topics, including Iraq’s latest elections, Syria’s war, Iran’s overambitious influence and, of course, Qatar.

Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, in his office in Abu Dhabi.  Reem Mohammed / The National
Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, in his office in Abu Dhabi.  Reem Mohammed / The National

This week, The National spoke to Dr Anwar Gargash, the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. He talked about how the Arab world has changed significantly a year since the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt cut all diplomatic and travel links with Qatar.

The most significant crisis to ever hit the GCC has changed regional dynamics in the region. The four nations insist that to normalize relations with Qatar, Doha will have to change what the quartet claims are troubling grievances.

But as the crisis enters its second year, it’s difficult to tell just how long, or if, the GCC's most significant diplomatic crisis will ever be resolved.

Listen to the interview below, and subscribe to Beyond the Headlines for free on Apple Podcasts.

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