Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Emir Tamim of Qatar

I was reading the speech of the new Emir of Qatar--and please stop acting as if the Emir has been elected by his people--and what struck me is the references to GCC.  This signals the direction of the new absolute ruler and that Qatar's foreign policies in the region will become less distinguished from those of Saudi Arabia.  I will write more on this development in Al-Akhbar English next week.