Topic: Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

 Two of the four steel slabs of US artist Richard Serra's "East-West/West-East" installation in the Qatari desert (photo: Mustafa ABUMUNES AFP)

Richard Serra sculpture in Qatar desert

4WD pilgrimage to acclaimed installation

Qatar Airways passenger jet landing in Berlin (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA, France and Qatar

Qatar Airways' own goal

What will Iraq and the other Arab oil states do with the extra money flowing from higher oil prices? Erbil oil refinery, Iraq (photo: picture-alliance)

Middle East oil states

Surging energy prices likely to de-rail reforms?

Schoolchildren in school uniform in Doha, Qatar (photo: Hans Lippert/imageBROKER/picture alliance)

Political correctness in the Gulf

Qatar's textbook spring-clean

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (l) meets Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (r) in Doha, Qatar on 2 July 2020 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. Cetinmuhurdar)

Turkish foreign policy

Ankara – new guarantor of stability on the Hindu Kush?

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint statement with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in West Bank city of Ramallah (photo: AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

Promoting human rights in the Middle East

The U.S. and Arab hearts and minds – an impossible task?

German national team wears t-shirts with "human rights" emblazoned across them prior to their World Cup qualifier against Iceland (photo: Tobias Schwartz/Getty Images/AFP)

2022 FIFA World Cup and human rights

Pointing the finger at Qatar's rulers is not enough

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) greets Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on his arrival in Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021 (photo: SAUDI TV/REUTERS)

Reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

A turning point for the whole Middle East?

A fence at the closed border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Valeriy Melnikov)

Arab states

Pandemic shines a light on the Gulf's three-way split

Doha skyline with an image of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (photo: picture-alliance)

Weathering the Saudi blockade

Qatar thrives under pressure

Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters/Saudi Press Agency)

The Khashoggi aftermath

The inconvenient truth about Saudi Arabia

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/H. Jamali)

Western diplomacy in crisis

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What to do about Khashoggi?

Shared strategic interests: Sunni Sultan of Oman Qabus ibn Said meets with Shia Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, August 2013 (photo: mehr)

Geopolitical alliances in the Middle East

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Religionʹs waning role

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