nervous as prime minister benjamin netanyahu of a possible reduction of tensions between the two parties. so what would they do then with the iranian bogeyman who is no longer there. and that is the thing we have to look at. [inaudible] >> it is my pleasure. >> going back to big politics, asking you whether you see this as we transform ourselves into a global city. do you also see this handful of those who are willing and do you see them engaging in some of these global issues like global warming and the spread of epidemic diseases in these kinds of issues? or is the habit of this is a foreign policy strategy, will this develop any kind of systematic approach to these issues that we will surely have to impact in the long-term? >> yes, thank you. that's an excellent last question. small states in general often specialize in particular issues. and they become what might be called entrepreneurs. they specialize in a specific norm and then that becomes their area of expertise. norway, for example or other small states. they specialize in one particular issue. and it is no exception.
as prime minister netanyahu of a possible u.s./iranian -- i don't want to even use the term rapprochement, but a reduction of tensions between these two parties. what would they do then when the iranian bogeyman is no longer there? and i think that's the, that's the thing to look at. >> [inaudible] ask the last question and then give you a break. you've worked enough tonight. >> my pleasure. >> i want to go back to another dimension of big politics and ask you whether you see -- as doha starts to transform itself into a global city and doha is transforming itself into a global city, do you also see its leading elites as this handful of technocrats who are ruling the state and designing its policy, do you see them engaging in some of these global issues like food security, global warming, the spread of epidemics, diseases, these kinds of issues? or is the habit of hedging as a foreign policy strategy, in fact, hindered qatar from developing any kind of consistent approach to these issues which surely have to impact the future of qatar in the long term. >> thank you. excellent
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