A Finger in Every Pie: How Qatar Became an International Power

As Hamas’s main sponsor, Qatar has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Gaza in recent years.

Two weeks ago the U.S. signed its largest arms deal this year: an $11 billion sale to Qatar. In the deal, signed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his Qatari counterpart, Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah, the U.S. will sell dozens of Apache helicopters, hundreds of Patriot missiles and hundreds of anti-tank rockets to the emirate.