The Qatar diplomatic crisis was officially resolved in January 2021. Qatar has weathered this crisis surprisingly well and shown resilience and a steep learning curve. The increased popularity of Emir Tamim has diminished pressure to hold meaningful parliamentary elections.

Due to the blockade, Qatar intensified efforts to diversify the economy and foster greater self-sufficiency. It significantly strengthened economic relations with non-Arab economies in the region and Asia and demonstrated commitment to the strategic goals spelled out in its National Vision 2030.

The kafala system, which led to slavery-like conditions for foreign workers, has been largely dismantled by labor reforms. The swift response to the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with an excellent health care system and a young population, helped contain the impact of the pandemic.

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