There are signs of a changing role for the gas rich Gulf Emirate of Qatar .After the abdication of the emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the succession of his fourth son, 33 year old Sheikh Tamim, the country’s new young leader seems to be changing tack. Qatar’s relationship with it’s GCC neighbours has sometimes been fraught especially after Doha’s dalliance with the Muslim Brotherhood and funding of rebels in Syria but Sheikh Tamim has done much to mend fences.

In this month’s edition of the magazine, Ed Blanche on the Gulf state of Qatar and how it is seemingly stepping back from it’s maverick foreign policy.

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