Middle East Crisis: Pawns in the New Great Game

The Arabs are not given to diplomatic niceties when it comes to dealing with countries they consider client states. During Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent visit to Riyadh, the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 81, testily asked him, “Are you with us or Qatar?” Sharif, who normally takes out a cheat-chit from his pocket to respond to complicated policy queries, was taken by surprise by this direct question from the Saudi king. Though India has also asked for a constructive dialogue to resolve the crisis in the wake of Saudi Arabia’s decision to isolate Qatar, it is a matter of time before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is asked the same question. Read More…



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