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Game On: Qatar’s Sports-loving Emir Riles Gulf Neighbours

Game On: Qatar’s Sports-loving Emir Riles Gulf Neighbours

The new emir was tested by the Saudis and Emiratis with the aim of changing Qatar’s regional policies, and after the crisis was resolved there was an improvement in relations, notably with respect to the Iran nuclear deal and Syria. But this proved to be temporary and was followed by the much larger crisis that persists until today.