The Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini decision to withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar doesn’t come as a surprise. In one way, it is a public statement about the extent to which the tension between the three countries and Qatar has reached. That tension was no secret but here we were given a peak into what has been happening behind closed doors in some of the previous GCC summits.
An integration lost
The heart of the matter is that the powers of GCC integration have diminished and the powers of GCC fragmentation have grownAbdullah Hamidaddin