The Debate

Qatar to the rescue?

Whether it's funding for businesses in underprivileged suburbs or the purchase of world class soccer stars for Paris Saint-Germain, what’s so wrong with Qatar employing some soft power? François Picard’s panel argues over the tiny emirate’s long-term agenda.

  • Ali Al-AHMED. Director, Institute for Gulf Affairs;
  • Ardavan AMIR-ASLANI. Attorney;
  • Elizabeth DICKINSON. Gulf Correspondent, The National (from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates);
  • David ROBERTS. Deputy Director of the Qatar office, Royal United Services Institute (from Doha, Qatar).

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher davis.

Watch the second part here.

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