Qatar's Formula for Influence: Wealth, Islamism, Aljazeera and the Arab Spring
5 Pages Posted: 1 May 2014
Date Written: August 1, 2011
The Arab Spring has exposed the fragility of key institutions in Arab societies and revealed the hidden connections between the rulers, religious movements, and the media. The case of Qatari rulers' use of Aljazeera and religion to exert influence around the world is a fascinating example.
Keywords: Qatar, Aljazeera, Arab Spring, Dissent, rebellion, Islamism, media, religion and politics
JEL Classification: Z00
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