Qatar: a Wise Man Can Grow a Palm Tree Amidst the Desert (proverb)
In the midst of unjust and severe sanctions from a number of Arab States led by Saudi Arabia, the small Emirate of Qatar under the wise rule of its Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani manages to not only successfully overcome all difficulties, but also even achieve new success. Consider the most recent visit […]
The Persian Gulf: What Lies Beneath One Particular Event
The online news publication The Intercept referred to their sources in diplomatic circles in its reports that Arabic countries lobbied to have Rex Tillerson removed from his post as the US Secretary of State because they were not happy with his work. According to information leaked to the press, the US Secretary of State irritated […]
Saudi Plans in Regard to Qatar Fail
Rumors abound that the Saudis are planning to dig a large canal in the north of the country which will turn Qatar from a Peninsula into an island. Saudi media report that private investors from Saudi Arabia and the UAE will finance the state-ordered construction of the canal on Arabian territory. The canal would be […]
Will Qatar Start Buying Russia’s S-400?
Recently Saudi Arabia has expressed its concern over the negotiations, taking place between Moscow and Doha, on the purchase of the missile system S-400. According to the French newspaper Le Monde, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia threatened to retaliate militarily if Qatar proceeds with the purchase of the S-400 missile system. The King of Saudi […]
The Qatari Teeterboard of Washington
More than 100 days of conflict around Qatar have passed and, as they say, it is now there. All the efforts of a number of countries to resolve the conflict peacefully by means of negotiations between the parties concerned have not yet yielded concrete results. Not the least role in this was played by the […]
Qatar: The New Victim of “Regime Change” Agenda?
Some recent development have shown in unequivocal terms that the Gulf crisis is far from a negotiated end; rather the geo-political fault-lines it has caused seem to have hardened into new regional configuration. That mutual negotiation wasn’t enough to settle the crisis between the two primary players, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, became evident during and […]
Gulf Crisis leaves open big cracks in Saudia’s Islamic Military Alliance
The diplomatic spate, engulfing the Gulf States, have left wide open cracks in the otherwise all-Sunni house, led by Saudi Arabia. It appears that the Islamic Military Alliance (IMA) has set Qatar for itself as the first target, and that it will not stop short of bringing a regime change in Qatar in order for […]
Persian Gulf – What is Happening in the Region?
The Persian Gulf region continues to surprise and keep the entire world community on its toes. Yet again, a dangerous tension in relations between a number of countries and Qatar has developed. Six Arab countries, namely Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Maldives, have announced their severance of diplomatic relations with […]
Qatar is Advancing in the LNG Battle
In the circumstances when oil prices are dropping, some countries, including Russia, Iran and Qatar, are staking on gas in an attempt to balance their budgets. But if Russia supplies natural gas mainly through gas pipelines, Qatar leads the world in the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Qatar, having being continuously increasing its presence […]
Qatar: Wind of Change or a Minor Facelift?
After the Cabinet reshuffling at the beginning of this year, when many prominent representatives of the Al-Attiyah clan, the second most powerful after the House of Thani, were replaced with members of the ruling dynasty, some experts in the West and Russia jumped to the conclusion that the “Gas Emirate’s” policy would be changing as […]
Qatar Carries On its Vicious Anti-Russian Policies
One couldn’t help but notice that the Persian Gulf monarchies have recently started sending their emissaries to Moscow and Sochi way too often. This statement is particularly true when we take a close look at the actions of Saudi Arabia and Qatar – the sole two Wahhabi states in the world that are preaching the […]
Emir of Qatar has Paid a Visit to Russia
Moscow seems to be turning into a sort of political Mecca to where various political leaders are coming to discuss international issues. This is especially true for Arab leaders, who have not simply been regularly visiting Russia in the last six months, but consulted with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on the phone as well. The recent visit […]