REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous - Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (L) and Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheik Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani attend the opening of the Doha Forum, an international meeting which will discuss regional political, economic and social issues in the wake of the Arab Spring, in Doha May 20, 2013.
Qatari Mediation: Between Ambition and Achievement
November 10, 2014,
In an Analysis Paper, Sultan Barakat weighs the prospects for renewed Qatari mediation efforts in a changing regional landscape. He holds that Qatar’s turn towards a more interventionist foreign policy during the Arab Spring shifted the country’s focus away from mediation, while backlash against the country’s positions has limited its ability to engage with the region’s conflicts.