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London Mayor Should Get His Facts Straight on Qatar

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 10:54 AM

Boris Johnson prefaces his 800-word hagiography on Qatar - 'We can't afford to ignore our dynamic friends in the East' - with an anecdote about camel beauty contests, before concluding that Qatar is one of the emerging markets where Britain 'must expand our businesses and restore our instinct...

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Some Hard Truths About the UAE's Soft Power

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 4:44 PM

When President Barack Obama sits down with the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates this week, Bill Clinton's praise will no doubt will still be ringing in his ears. On a visit to American University in Dubai last week, Clinton described Dubai -- one of the seven emirates that...

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The UAE's Crude Tactics Call for a Response

(11) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 5:08 PM

On August 30, Reuters confirmed earlier reports that the United Arab Emirates had blocked the British oil company BP from bidding for onshore oil contracts there. One reason, the article said, was "the West's support for revolutions that toppled Arab leaders in 2011."


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