Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attends a visit from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Doha, Qatar on March 20, 2018 / Shutterstock Biden transition, Middle East, New in Lobbying Qatar hires former chief of staff to Senate power broker Manchin by Julian Pecquet on March 8, 2021 Julian Pecquet Author More in Biden transition: J Street lobbying doubles under Biden May 11, 2021 Erdogan-bashing Kurdish advocacy group lobbies Biden for reset with Syrian Kurds February 16, 2021 Biden’s Yemen rethink sparks lobbying fight over next steps February 10, 2021 Qatar has hired a former chief of staff to Senate power broker Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) as the Gulf emirate continues to ramp up its lobbying for the Joe Biden era. The Embassy of Qatar has signForeign Lobby Report provides comprehensive coverage of the latest foreign lobbying news—who’s hired whom, and why—that you won’t get anywhere else. Purchase this article for $5.00 or subscribe for unlimited access. Already a subscriber? Sign in here.