Thursday, October 5, 2017

Qatar’s Pragmatic Syria Gamble

Andreas Krieg, Andrew J. Bowen,; see also.

Doha’s policy is aligned with the West, and not the ideals of the Islamic State or Al Qaeda.

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The UAE in particular has invested in a public-diplomacy campaign in Washington to persuade key policy circles that the small gas-rich emirate of Qatar has been one of the main sponsors of terrorism in the region. The Trump administration’s response has been ambiguous. While the White House initially embraced the joint effort of the Quartet to “correct” Qatar’s alleged Islamist foreign policy, the State Department and the Department of Defense were more cautious. ...

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