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Qatar: Russia’s Ambitious Competitor on the Gas Market

Eldar Kasayev

Both Russia and Qatar have plans to diversify their economies, but both remain heavily dependent on the production of raw materials, with oil and gas exports generating the bulk of their governments’ revenues. Assessing the current state of economic relations between Russia and Qatar, especially in the context of the development of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, the author concludes that the Qatari gas sector’s development is not only the foundation of the country’s financial well-being, but also a serious hindrance to Russian interests.

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Security Index (International Edition) NO. 2 (103), Spring 2013

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