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MIDDLE EAST: Neighbors mend fences with Qatar

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Qatar signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the other Gulf Cooperation Council states to mend a 3 and half year old rift. This agreement is more of a ceasefire than a peace agreement, and tensions will continue to simmer. Today, 5 January, in Saudi Arabia, the Arab states leading an embargo of Qatar agreed to drop their embargo in the name of “solidarity and stability.” Qatar, in turn, agreed to drop its cases against its antagonists in multilateral organizations. The agreement is a victory for Qatar, which demonstrated its economic, political an
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