The Backlash Against Qatar: New Emir, Same Resentment (part 2)
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One year ago this week, Qatar changed leaders. In Paris on a state visit, the new Emir got the same red carpet treatment as always, with his hosts keen to sell him Rafale fighter jets and get the country's support in reining in Sunni radicals in Syria and Iraq. Gas and oil-rich Qatar continues to attract a lot of attention for such a small nation. Just how much soft power can Doha buy?