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Analysis & Commentary - David Andrew Weinberg

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

16th June 2017 – Quoted by Samir Salama - Gulf News

Qatar and the myth of humanitarian work

David Andrew Weinberg

Qatar has earned the brand of the single most-favoured broker for terrorist organizations. more...

13th June 2017 – Quoted by Ben Flanagan - Arab News

Al Jazeera bias under spotlight amid GCC rift

David Andrew Weinberg

The key allegations made against Qatar in the Gulf diplomatic spat — that it supports terrorist and extremist groups, and has helped stoke regional tension — are identical to the main criticisms leveled against state-funded broadcaster Al Jazeera over its 21-year history. more...

11th June 2017 – Quoted by Arab News

Analyst urges US to ensure Qatar ends support for terror

David Andrew Weinberg

A senior US scholar has urged Washington to ensure that Qatar ends its support “once and for all” for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other jihadists. more...

10th June 2017 – Quoted by Sarah Broskivic - Al Arabiya

Qatar one of primary sources of terror funding in region

David Andrew Weinberg

Tension rose gradually between Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The four countries decided to sever their diplomatic relations with Doha, close all ports to the transportation coming to and from Qatar and prevent the crossing of Qatari transport in the territory, airspace and territorial waters. Qatari diplomatic missions were given 48 hours to leave. more...

9th June 2017 – Quoted by Samir Salama - Gulf News

Qatar’s record of terror funding

David Andrew Weinberg

Abu Dhabi: Qatar has been too lax for too long in the fight against terror finance, said an expert on terrorist finance. more...