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What about Qatar?

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Submitted by RC (United States), Dec 11, 2014 at 12:38

Why doesn't the Qatar royal family fit into this general picture of Bahrain and UAE? They seem to share so much in common, a small monarchy, a US base, a need to modernize etc.

However Qatar is a strong supporter of the Islamist movement. What underlies the discrepancy?

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Good question. I will write about this when I have a satisfactory answer.

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