Middle East, Gulf

Monarchies try to limit regional and domestic fallout from an unexpected Gaza war

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Issue 1179 - 26 Oct 2023 | 16 minute read

Governments across the region are trying to ensure the war between Hamas and Israel doesn’t escalate, with potentially disastrous expansion to other fronts. Meanwhile the monarchies and others are trying to assuage the anger many of their citizens feel towards Israel’s actions in Gaza, in a conflict that has profoundly upset recent comfortable assumptions about the regional status quo.

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