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Qatar’s emir visits Britain, the Queen

As Qatar is my second favorite state in the Middle East after Libya, I have to post this article from the BBC.  The take away is essentially this: Qatar is incredibly rich in resources and wants to be liked by the West.  Britain is part of the West, and is willing to like Qatar in exchange for more access to those resources.  A match made in Windsor.


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  1. What do you think makes Qatar a success story? Is it the progressive leadership who are committed to giving its citizens freedom of expression? Or is it because women play a more prominent role in government/business? Or is it just because the country is pretty small and thus a little less unwieldy?

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