Qatar’s Pernicious Adventures

A successful campaign to host the World Cup in 2022 was meant to be the crowning sports achievement for Qatar, writes International Affairs analyst Jonathan Manthorpe — but it is not turning out that way. An excerpt of Manthorpe’s new column: From being the

The Philosophy of a “Soccer Fanatic”

In  June, the largest global audience in history will tune in to watch the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a quadrennial carnival rivalled only by the Summer and Winter Olympics. Many will live and die by the progress of their teams, with