Why the Breach Between Saudis, Qataris Goes On and On

Three years have passed since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties and transportation links with Qatar, kicking off a regional squabble with broad geopolitical implications. So far, efforts by Kuwait and the U.S. to get the former allies to mend ties have failed. Friendly overtures between Saudi Arabia and Qatar in late 2019 stalled early this year. On June 3, Kuwait’s prime minister said there was some progress in resolving the standoff. Qatar, which qui