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Political Risk Analysis - Counterterrorism Cooperation Brightens GCC Resolution Prospects, But Obstacles Remain - JAN 2018

The GCC diplomatic crisis will likely be resolved in a matter of months (rather than years) as US pressure on the Quartet to negotiate rises, and economic strain prompts Qatar to demonstrate flexibility in meeting some of the Quartet's key demands. Serious damage has nevertheless been done to intra-GCC ties, and the process of rebuilding trust between member states will take time.