Qatar: six months out of the spotlight Almost six months after the accession of the new Amir Shaikh Tamim Qatar has taken no major foreign policy initiatives, nor has is it abandoned positions taken earlier.
Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf: Labour conditions Since our posting of 28 September working conditions of foreign labour in Qatar have continued to attract criticism, kept in the headlines by reports of preparations for the football World Cup in 2022 and more recently by visits by an international labour delegation and by François Crépeau, …
Arab cities We circulate below two articles published on the Al Monitor website, both by young journalists from the Gulf (Emirates and Oman).
Qatar: storm in a World Cup Qatar under the new Amir Tamim bin Hamad has not withdrawn from the forward policies of his father but has so far not tried new ones.
Qatar: no U-turns, no surprises Since our posting of 2 July Qatar under the new ruling Amir Tamim bin Hamad has taken no striking initiatives, though it has shown no sign of withdrawing from the forward foreign policies of the previous Amir Hamad bin Khalifa.