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The Qatar-Gulf Crisis: Implications for Energy & Geopolitics


Helima Croft and Bernard Haykel

Managing Director & Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets & Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University

Jason Bordoff interviews Helima Croft and Bernard Haykel about the unfolding situation between Qatar and middle eastern nations. Helima is Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets. Previously, she was Managing Director and Head of North American Commodities Research at Barclays, held positions at the Council on Foreign Relations and the CIA. Bernard, a leading expert on the Middle East, is a Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia at Princeton University. He was previously associate professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern history at New York University. 

They discuss:

  • The impact on energy trade and markets
  • What’s at stake for U.S. interests
  • The impact on OPEC market management
  • Future scenarios for geopolitics

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