Battle lines have been drawn in the GCC. Saudi, the UAE and Bahrain are aligned firmly against Qatar, with Kuwait and Oman remaining neutral. A return to pre-June 2017 normality looks unlikely. The dream of GCC unity will wither further in 2018.

 

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) experienced the most tumultuous year in its 36-year history in 2017. The Qatar crisis has hardened divisions within the grouping, that may prove irrevocable. With Saudi Arabia and the UAE establishing an...