The Arab World and Colonialism

January 23, 2019

Sovereignty and unity are much desired but rarely achieved goals, as the history of the Arab League demonstrates. In the ever evolving complexity of relationships in the Middle East, Al Jazeera published an interview in March 2018 with Middle East scholar Sean Yom that focuses on the changing...

Qatar’s Surprising Transfer of Power: How Will Tamim Rule?

July 02, 2013

Will Qatar's peaceful and voluntary change of leadership set a new precedent in the Gulf? The quiet transfer of power in the gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar from its emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, to his son, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, is a significant turning point in the...

Qatar: Take a Back Seat

May 26, 2013

Qatar’s influence in Syria and its recent presentation of a flawed peace initiative for the Arab-Israeli conflict, highlights the fact that the state has deviated from its former welcomed role as a regional firefighter. Belatedly, the gas-rich state of Qatar has been assuming a geopolitical...