Saturday, January 17, 2009

Old battles, new contenders in the Gulf

By Sami Moubayed
Asia Times

"As the Arab divide over support for Palestine exposes the inherent frailties of the Arab League, a remarkable power struggle has erupted between traditionally dominant Saudi Arabia and new player Qatar over who will take command of the crisis. With its booming economy, forward-thinking leader and Arab nationalist stance, Doha is emerging as a powerful challenger to Riyadh's supremacy in the Gulf......"

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