Dr. Jamal Abdullah, a researcher at AlJazeera Centre for Studies specializing in Gulf Studies, signed his new book, “Qatar’s Foreign Policy 1995 – 2013: Leverages and Strategies”, on the evening of 26 May 2014, during the 8th AlJazeera Forum at the St. Regis in Doha. The book addresses how the country’s foreign policy has shifted over time and offers a conceptual analysis of the factors impacting this policy. The book is particularly timely since last year’s transition of power from former Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani to his son, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Sheikh Tamim has largely adopted the former Emir’s reform strategy both in domestic and foreign policy, and this applies to countries impacted by change movements in the Arab world as well.