The National quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Richard LeBaron on Qatar’s role in securing the release of American journalist Peter Theo Curtis from Syria:

“I don’t think brokering a hostage’s release will be enough to counter the current narrative being used to describe Qatar’s policies,” said Richard LeBaron, a former US ambassador to Kuwait and a Gulf politics expert at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington.

“The Qataris need to do a much better job of explaining their foreign policy. Meanwhile, others are defining it for them in very negative terms.”

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