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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)

To preserve the country's independence, the ruling al-Thani family has cultivated a wide network of relationships, including ties with global powers, European business partners and Islamists....

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