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The utter pointlessness of America’s strategy in the Middle East

Here in Qatar, the assassination of Iran's Qassem Soleimani has been greeted with horror

By Anatol Lieven   March 2020

The funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran. Photo: Mehrnews.com (Creative Commons)

Qatar is an interesting place from which to watch the latest crisis between the US and Iran—which is in turn mixed up with the bitter rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which, in turn, contributed to the boycott of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain. The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, and the increased threat of war between the US and Iran, are regarded with horror here in Qatar; for obvious reasons, since we…

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