One year on, Qatar has made no meaningful concessions to Saudi Arabia and its allies. Unimpeded oil and gas exports have enabled it to largely offset the disruption.

The anniversary of the 5 June 2017 Qatar embargo summed up the entire situation in a nutshell. Qatari officials bizarrely claimed the country has been strengthened, while readers of Saudi, Emirati, Bahraini and Egyptian press could be forgiven for picturing Doha in the grip of an economic catastrophe.

Unsurprisingly, the...