Greenwald Interviewed on Qatar and Iran


Michael B. Greenwald (Pardee ’07), Lecturer at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was interviewed for a recent article examining the effectiveness of the economic embargo imposed against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and three of its Arab allies over the country’s ties to Iran and alleged funding of terrorism. 

Greenwald was interviewed for a June 6, 2018 article in Bloomberg entitled “Embattled Qatar Is Rich Enough to Get By for Another 100 Years.

From the text of the article:

The concern is that the effort to isolate Qatar played into the hands of Iran, Saudi Arabia’s adversary in the struggle for dominance in the Middle East and the target of more sanctions by the U.S. after Trump walked away from a multilateral nuclear deal in May. It forced Qatar to rely on Iranian airspace and shipping routes. Now Qatar sees Iran as a potential partner because it is its only outlet. “Iran stands as the sole victor” from the fracturing of the Gulf, says Michael Greenwald, the former U.S. Treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait. “This new power dynamic for Iran is the most troubling implication of the standoff.

Greenwald was also quoted in a June 7, 2018 article in the Washington Post entitled “The Persian Gulf Crisis Has No Winners, Except Maybe Iran.

From the text of the article:

“Iran stands as the sole victor,” Michael Greenwald, the former U.S. Treasury attache to Qatar and Kuwait, told Bloomberg News. “This new power dynamic for Iran is the most troubling implication of the standoff.”

Greenwald also spoke to the Atlantic Council on the same topic in a June 6, 2018 video on the organization’s Facebook page. You can watch the entire interview below:

Michael B. Greenwald is currently a Senior Vice President of Tiedemann Advisors and is responsible for working with clients and prospective clients and assisting with the Firm’s business development efforts. Michael is also the Senior Advisor to the President and CEO Fred Kempe of the Atlantic Council. Learn more about him here