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The Gulf's Smaller States Use Their Wiles to Fend Off Bigger Rivals

Nov 13, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
A man walks past the flags of the countries attending the Gulf Cooperation Council summit at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on Dec. 5, 2017.

A man walks past the flags of the countries attending the Gulf Cooperation Council summit at Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on Dec. 5, 2017. Kuwait and two other smaller members of the GCC, Qatar and Oman, are continuing to carve out a niche for themselves.

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Kuwait, Qatar and Oman lack the power and resources of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, but that's not stopping them from capitalizing on their respective strengths to steer clear of Riyadh's orbit. ...

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