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29th August 2017 – Quoted by Arab News

How Al Jazeera called for bombing Saudi, UAE airports ... and got away with it

David Andrew Weinberg

Al Jazeera Arabic has been slammed for a lack of professionalism after airing remarks earlier this month that encouraged the killing of innocent citizens of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, amounting to what one media commentator called a “declaration of war.” more...

25th August 2017 – Quoted by Arab News

Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran

David Andrew Weinberg

Qatar is restoring full diplomatic relations with Iran and will send its ambassador back to Tehran. more...

11th August 2017 – The Hill

What Congress can do about extremism in Saudi textbooks

David Andrew Weinberg


10th August 2017 – Quoted by Arab News

Qatar’s Neymar deal proves costly … in more ways than one

David Andrew Weinberg

Many Arabs have cried foul over Qatar’s link to the record-breaking $263 million transfer deal for Neymar — as it emerged that such a fee could have paid for much of the outstanding humanitarian aid required in Palestine this year. more...

2nd August 2017 – Quoted by Awad Mustafa and Karam Singh - Small Wars Journal

Qatar in the Horn of Africa: Friend or Foe?

David Andrew Weinberg

With increasing scrutiny on Qatar to ease their foreign policy initiatives, more allegations are digging into Qatar’s already controversial track record. more...

2nd August 2017 – The Huffington Post

Qatar is worst in the region on counterterrorism, but other Gulf monarchies are not off the hook

David Andrew Weinberg

Rather than giving Qatar’s neighbors carte blanche, the U.S. should press all of its Gulf allies to improve their counterterrorism practices. And while Washington should seek a timely resolution of the current crisis, it should do so on enforceable terms that address Qatar’s dangerous conduct. more...

1st August 2017 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Qatar’s Support Of Islamists Leads To Global Terrorism

David Andrew Weinberg, John Hannah

Qatar is a principal funder of Hamas – both in Gaza and in the West Bank. more...

20th July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: Saudi Arabia’s troubling educational curriculum

David Andrew Weinberg

Dr. David Andrew Weinberg’s testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Terrorism, Non-Proliferation, and Trade Subcommittee on July 19, 2017. more...

18th July 2017 – Quoted by Eliot Bakker - The Federalist

Why It’s Time To Remove The United States’ Air Base From Qatar

David Andrew Weinberg

With Doha more defiant than ever, the United States needs to take more drastic action and remove a crutch that has been propping up the emirate for too long: Al-Udeid. more...

14th July 2017 – Quoted Joyce Karam - The National

Terror designation lists highlight Qatar’s failure to tackle extremist funding

David Andrew Weinberg

Of the names that do not overlap, many are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is designated as a terrorist organisation by the four Arab States. more...

11th July 2017 – Quoted by Siraj Wahab & Aisha Fareed - Arab News

Damning Indictment: CNN leaks show Qatar reneged on GCC commitments

David Andrew Weinberg

Qatar, which is in the eye of a storm following a tough stance taken by the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ), had signed agreements in the past that authorized its neighboring Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to do what they deemed necessary to protect their security. more...

7th July 2017 – Quoted by Associated Press

Qatar crisis raises questions about defining terrorism

David Andrew Weinberg

A diplomatic standoff between Qatar and four other Arab nations that accuse it of sponsoring terrorism has turned a spotlight on an opaque network of charities and prominent figures freely operating in the tiny Gulf country. more...

6th July 2017 – Quoted by Tarek El-Tablawy, Ahmed Feteha, Zainab Fattah - Bloomberg

Saudi Bloc Slams Qatar But Stops Short of Imposing New Sanctions

David Andrew Weinberg

The four-nation alliance that severed ties with Qatar rejected its response to their conditions for ending their monthlong showdown yet stopped short of announcing new penalties, a reflection of the constraints they face in trying to dictate changes to its foreign policy. more...

2nd July 2017 – The Arab Weekly

Pressure on Qatar mounts as diplomacy stalls and football scandal bubbles up

David Andrew Weinberg

Four weeks after several Gulf countries isolated Qa­tar over its alleged support for terrorism, the govern­ment in Doha has come under mounting pressure. more...

27th June 2017 – Quoted by Sudarsan Raghavan, Joby Warrick - The Washington Post

How a 91-year-old imam came to symbolize the feud between Qatar and its neighbors

David Andrew Weinberg

The preacher at the center of Qatar’s worst-ever diplomatic crisis is a raspy-voiced 91-year-old who wears spectacles and no longer stands to give sermons. Yet, to Qatar’s Arab neighbors, Yusuf al-Qaradawi is a uniquely dangerous man. more...

27th June 2017 – Quoted by David Ibsen - The Hill

The US must pressure Qatar to crack down on terrorism

David Andrew Weinberg

On June 5, 2017, seven countries – Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen – announced that they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar because of the country’s support for terrorist and extremist groups in the region. more...

23rd June 2017 – Associated Press

Trump and Saudi King Rely on 30-Something Son, Son-In-Law

David Andrew Weinberg

Half a world apart, in a theocratic monarchy and a democracy, a king and a president are relying on their 30-something son and son-in-law to help consolidate power and push their policies. more...

22nd June 2017 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

David Andrew Weinberg

FDD Senior Fellow David Weinberg discusses Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform agenda. more...

21st June 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Saudi King Ousts His Crown Prince

David Andrew Weinberg

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman dismissed his heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, on Wednesday morning local time. more...

21st June 2017 – Quoted by Christina Okello - RFI

Rise of Saudi prince will sharpen tensions with Iran

David Andrew Weinberg

At 31, Mohammed bin Salman has leapfrogged the Saudi king's nephew Mohammed bin Nayef, to become next in line to the throne, by being elevated to the role of crown prince. more...