GCC: out Qatar, in IsraelThe alliances of the Middle East, since the end of the Ottoman Caliphate in the beginning of the last century have been constantly shifting in position like the sands of the countries of the region not to say, of course, quite unstable and even deadly like quicksand. Since the Syches-Picot Agreement of May 19, 1916 between France and Great Britain, by which most of the Arab lands under the rule of the Ottoman Empire are to be divided into British and French spheres of influence with the conclusion of World War I.

Will the “cold alliance” of the Mideast last long?
Dr Mohamed Chtatou is a professor at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat.