The second anniversary of the Qatar embargo has been marked with recriminations on both sides. The rift shows no sign of healing. Qatar has little economic imperative to make concessions, without which its opponents are loath to ease the restrictions. 

It is now two years since Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar (MEES, 9 June 2017). The rift shows no sign of easing. Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani last week became the first...