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Tiny Qatar Goes Its Own Way

Jul 7, 2017 | 09:15 GMT
A paraglider displays a flag depicting Qatar's leader, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

The current standoff with the Gulf Cooperation Council has boosted popular support for the leader of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, shown depicted on a flag displayed by a paraglider in honor of the country's National Day.

(KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Qatar has distinguished itself from its peers. Among the world's oil-producing states, it is one of the richest. Among developed countries today, it blossomed more quickly than almost any other. And among the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), it is one of the few states that dares to...

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