Can Jared Kushner end the spat between Qatar and its neighbours in the Gulf?

If Kushner is successful in forging a solution to the crisis, at least between Saudi and Qatar, he will have to do it in a way which presents it as a win for all sides, writes David Harding

Tuesday 08 December 2020 19:53
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<p>Qatar has been blockaded by Gulf rivals since June 2017&nbsp;</p>

Qatar has been blockaded by Gulf rivals since June 2017 

As Jared Kushner exits the world stage, he is making one last attempt to rescue his legacy – by ending the spat between Qatar and its neighbours.

Since 5 June 2017, the World Cup-hosting nation has been involved in an unseemly squabble with regional rivals, most specifically Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Since that date, Qatar's only land border – a non-descript strip of land bordering Saudi and largely used by camel farmers – has been closed and its national airline, Qatar Airways, unable to fly in the airspace of the Kingdom, nor the UAE’s and nearest neighbour Bahrain's.

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