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How Emir Sheikh Tamim has shaped Qatar

Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad has a tight grip on power in Qatar, having strengthened his position during the 2017-21 regional boycott and with the success of the 2022 World Cup. While some of his siblings are prominent in the arts and sports arenas, few have made an impression on the political scene where Tamim has tended to emphasise technocratic ability over family ties – a trend highlighted in GSN’s new series of profiles of key decision-makers in Qatar.

Issue 1189 - 16 July 2024

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Can President Pezeshkian make a difference for Iran?

Given his position as the only moderate standing in the presidential election, Masoud Pezeshkian was not expected to win the race to become the Islamic Republic’s next president. Having jumped that hurdle, he now faces a daunting set of domestic and international policy challenges.

Issue 1189 - 14 July 2024

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