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Monday, July 29, 2002

Strategic Forecasting has a little info on the Souring Relations Between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

The US is building a big base in Qatar, Al Jezeera broadcasts from there, and the Saudis are pissed.

Layers of resentment are contributing to the tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. At the surface, Riyadh is genuinely angry about the negative press coverage by Doha-based Al Jazeera, a satellite TV network that broadcasts relatively uncensored material throughout the Arab world. Beneath this outrage over Qatari press freedoms is the fear that Qatari support for a U.S. military campaign against Iraq could result in Washington's advancing its war plans.

You ought to read the whole article.


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