13 august 2020

Qatar’s Iran policy is pragmatic, not idealistic


Having been under blockade for more than three years by its Gulf neighbours, Doha is in no position to completely sever its ties with Iran yet.In recent years, and ever since a coalition of Arab countries imposed a blockade on Doha in 2017, Qatar has come to rely on Iran’s goodwill and an ever-increasing economic partnership that has at times dovetailed into political cooperation. Relations between the two countries have never been warmer, despite the fact that one of the stated objectives of [...]