Two years on, how Qatar has (and hasn’t) changed under Sheikh Tamim

Two years after assuming power in one of the region’s most peaceful government handovers, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has been guiding Qatar through one of the country’s most turbulent periods in recent history.

Only months after being named Emir by his father, Sheikh Tamim found himself at the center of the GCC’s worst diplomatic crisis in a decade.

Meanwhile, the Gulf country also faces mounting criticism over its 2022 World Cup bid and has watched oil prices – which affect much of the nation’s wealth – tumble dramatically.

In response to these challenges, Sheikh Tamim has worked to mend fences with Qatar’s closest allies, rein in government spending and improve the country’s image abroad.

Many of these efforts have required spearheading new initiatives. However, in other policy areas, there remains a high degree of continuity between Sheikh Tamim and his father, the former Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
 
 
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Source News: Doha News