By Brahma Chellaney
Qatar may be tiny, but it is having a major impact across the Arab world. By propping up violent jihadists in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond, while supporting the United States in its fight against them, this gas-rich speck of a country—the world’s wealthiest in per capita terms—has transformed itself from a regional gadfly into an international rogue elephant.
By Walden Bello
Seldom has a global conference been so devoid of positive expectations than the coming United Nations Climate Conference that will take place in Doha, Qatar in late November and early December. People could be forgiven for thinking a joke was being played on them, given that the meeting is being held in Qatar, one of the world’s leading producers of oil—a key reason for the world’s climate woes.
By Juan L. Mercado
“We’re the most clever of species,” biologist Jane Goodall wrote. “How is it we destroy the only planet we have?”