Qatar: Year of Crisis Spurred Rights Reforms

(Beirut) – Qatar announced a range of significant human rights reforms during 2017 that if carried out would usher in some of the most progressive human rights standards in the gulf region, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. The reforms include legislation that can dramatically improve labor standards for migrant workers, including a migrant domestic workers law, and to grant permanent residency to children born to Qatari...

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Qatar Not Intimidated By Blockade

How does it feel like to be in Qatar?

Check out this latest video from people in Qatar talking about what its like to live in the country and how thankful they are for the Qatar security forces [video width="848" height="480" mp4="https://qataramericapartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Untitled.mp4"][/video]

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Qatar Media Report 22-31 August 2017

Qatar Media Report 22-31 August 2017   Qatar, US stage joint military exercise Daily Mail – 22 August 2017 Qatari and US paratroopers held a joint training exercise in crisis-hit Doha on Tuesday which American officials said reinforced "the enduring military-to-military" partnership between the two countries.   Trump, Saudi king discuss dispute with Qatar Washington Post – 30 August 2017 Trump told King Salman t...

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The Blockade Of Qatar Is Failing

Illegal Blockade More a Financial Burden to UAE than Qatar

If the intent of the UAE-led blockade of Qatar was to economically pressure the small oil-rich country into capitulation, it appears the plan has failed. Not only that, but it also seems to have largely backfired on the perpetrators themselves. While the Qatari economy remains strong as the blockade drags on into its 3rd month, global banks and financial institutions are moving away from Dubai, to the detriment of the UAE economy and the rest of the...

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Qatar Media Report 01-09 August 2017

Qatar Media Report 01-09 August 2017   The Threat to Al Jazeera from Arab Dictators is an Intolerable Assault Upon the Free Press Newsweek – Abdulla Al Najjar, 09 August 2017 Shutting down independent free media because it does not tow the government line is uncivilized, backwards, and oppressive. At a time when more dialogue is so desperately needed across the world, to be voiceless is to be powerless.   Two Months into...

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Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Will Unite the Middle East

Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Will Unite the Middle East

November 21 to December 18 will be an exciting and historic twenty-eight days in 2022. For the first time in history Qatar will become the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA World Cup, an event that, despite general American impartiality to soccer, has become the biggest sporting event in the world. Welcomed as a catalyst for positive change and openness in the Arab world, the championships will create a lasting legacy for Qatar as it ...

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UAE Led Blockade Is Illegal and Why The US Should Intervene

How the UAE-led Blockade Is Illegal and Why the US Should Intervene

After initially condensing their sanctions against Qatar into six broad principles, the UAE-led bloc has pushed the GCC crisis back to square one by reinstating its original list of 13 demands this week. In an effort to defend itself against the illegal UAE-led blockade, which has resulted in human rights abuses and violation of the GCC Charter, Qatari officials and individuals have approached international law firms in the hopes of obtaining legal ...

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US State Department Middle East Country Reports

Understanding US State Department Middle East Country Reports

If you didn’t have time to read the US State Department’s recently released country reports on the Middle East and North Africa, don’t worry. The Qatar America Partnership has taken a deep dive and identified the key differences between the reports on Qatar and its neighboring Gulf countries. For the most part, the reports for Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain use largely similar language that seems cautious not to offend countries consid...

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Key Quotes On Qatar

Key Quotes on Qatar

I think as a follow-on to our trip over there last week, there has been some, I think, positive movement. The Qataris have continued to move forward on the MOU that the U.S. and Qatar entered into to address many of the terrorism, terror financing, counterterrorism concerns that people have, and they have been very aggressive in implementing that agreement. So we’re – I think we’re satisfied with the effort they’re putting forth. I think they also...

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