Is Qatar’s Love Affair with the Muslim Brotherhood Really Over?

December 24, 2013

Qatar’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood has not ended. Political analysts are looking at the seismic transfer of power from Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to his 33-year-old son, Sheikh Tamim, in order to examine a number of issues. Sheikh Hamad's abdication occurred just...

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...

Millennials Take Over Qatar

June 25, 2013

From Al Jazeera to Syria, the historic hand-over of power in Qatar holds various opportunities.  The quirky Emir of Qatar since the mid-1990s, Sheikh Hamad bin Issa al-Thani, stepped down in favor of his fourth son, Tamim, 33, on Tuesday morning. It is a historical step, insofar as it might...