Qatar’s shunning of Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy paradigm has again put it in a tricky situation with a host of Arab states cutting diplomatic ties. The biggest impact looks to be on travel restrictions which will damage its business environment. Will it acquiesce? 

The tenuous relations binding the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members together have again frayed, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar. Strict economic and logistical...