Qatar's Formula for Influence: Wealth, Islamism, Aljazeera and the Arab Spring

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Ahmed Souaiaia

University of Iowa; University of Washington

Date Written: August 1, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Souaiaia, Ahmed, Qatar's Formula for Influence: Wealth, Islamism, Aljazeera and the Arab Spring (August 1, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2428543

Ahmed Souaiaia (Contact Author)

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University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195
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