Keywords : Arab Spring
THE GULF CRISES IN 2017 AND ITS REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS
Journal of college of Law for Legal and Political Sciences,
2020, Volume 9, Issue issue 32 part 1, Pages 1-43
The topic of this paper deals with the disputes among Gulf states during 2017. The Gulf region has witnessed a major crisis, which was the establishment of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain and supported by Egypt and some countries to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, but things developed as these countries imposed an economic blockade over Qatar, as well as an unprecedented campaign witnessed by the media of these countries, to halt this crisis, which has continued since 2017.Therefore, this research focuses on two important topics: the causes of the Gulf crisis, which are numerous, but the foremost ones are the foreign policy, the role of Al-Jazeera satellite channel, the Qatari support for the Islamic movements, the country's position on the Arab Spring and the role of the economic factor. The second axis is the regional and international dimensions of this crisis, which clearly indicated the importance of the Gulf region strategically and economically, not confined to its regional scope, but extended to include the intervention of some influential international powers in the global arena.