The Qatar—Saudi Agreement at First Glance: Everybody Wins

Middle East watchers have long expected the Qatari-Saudi normalization agreement, as Washington wanted its allies to reconcile, even as Doha stonewalled the attempts by Ar-Ryyyadh to accept the Thirteen Demands the coalition of four Arab states presented the gas-rich emirate in 2017. Then, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain demanded that Qatar curb diplomatic relations with Iran, stop military cooperation with Iran, and expel the members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard from the emirate.