The War in Ukraine Could Empower Qatar

As the United States and Europe seek to deprive Russia of its oil and gas income, their leaders hope Qatar can help fill the void.

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Biden Will Designate Qatar as Major Non-NATO Ally

The move clears the way for greater security cooperation and investment at a time when President Biden is seeking help boosting natural gas supplies in Europe.

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From Afghanistan to the World Cup, Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Steps Up

The Gulf state played a major role in the American airlift, the latest evidence of the small but gas-rich country punching above its weight on the world stage.

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U.S. Hopes a Small Step in Easing a Mideast Rivalry Could Further Rattle Iran’s Economy

The Trump administration wants Saudi Arabia to open its airspace to Qatari flights that are currently paying millions of dollars to route over Iran.

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