The Interpreter: How the Saudi-Qatar Rivalry, Now Combusting, Reshaped the Middle East

The blockade of Qatar by Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia is the latest episode in a rivalry between the Persian Gulf nations that goes back decades. Source: World

Rex Tillerson Calls for ‘Calm’ in Middle East Standoff With Qatar

The secretary of state is trying to negotiate a resolution to a worsening dispute among Arab countries in the Persian Gulf that has so far defied his attempts at mediation. Source: World

As Tillerson Begins Russia Talks, Putin Leaves Him Guessing

The secretary of state has met Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov in Moscow, but whether he would see Russia’s president was the subject of diplomatic theater. Source: World