Chairman Ros-Lehtinen on the hearing: “The Qatar dispute is spurring a long needed conversation about the Gulf nation’s permissive terrorist financing environment and ties to Islamic extremist groups. This hearing will explore the relative merits of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain’s demands, the role of the United States throughout the dispute’s development, and potential options for its resolution. Members will have an opportunity to hear about how the current U.S.-Qatar relationship is impacting our interests in the region and determine what changes are necessary to our policy toward Qatar.”

Witnesses

Jonathan Schanzer, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
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Matthew Levitt, Ph.D.
Director and Fromer-Wexler Fellow
Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
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Mr. Ilan Goldenberg
Senior Fellow and Director
Middle East Security Program
Center for a New American Security
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