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On Saudi-Qatari Tensions: Ian Masters Interviews Toby C. Jones

[Image of flags pin showing Qatari and Saudi flags] [Image of flags pin showing Qatari and Saudi flags]

In this 12 March 2014 interview on the radio show Background Briefing with Ian MastersToby Jones discusses recent regional political developments in the Arabian Peninsula. Jones, a professor of modern Middle East history at Rutgers, examines the escalating inter-Gulf tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar involving the Muslim Brotherhood, GCC policy, US think tanks, and Al Jazeera. While most commentators have focused on this conflict between the neighboring Gulf states, Jones argues that Saudi Arabia’s investment, politically and financially, in Egypt’s current military regime is of much greater significance.

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