NATO rejects Qatar membership ambition

As featured in Arab News



The Qatari defense minister — who is also deputy prime minister — was speaking on the first anniversary of the boycott, and the timing was no accident, said Michael Stephens, research fellow for Middle East Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think-tank in London. “Everyone is feeling pumped up and flexing their muscles and trolling each other. None of this should be taken seriously.”