Qatar's Ambitions

Issue 567 - 12 Aug 1997
Qatar's Emir Hamad is once again feeling isolated in the Gulf, having irritated his neighbours and other Arab states by refusing to cancel the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Summit scheduled to take place in Doha this November. He has therefore turned to more powerful friends further afield - in Washington and London. Both are eager to fuel his ambitious plans for the emirate.

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