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Qatari Foreign Policy and the Changing Regional Order in the Middle East

Qatar has established a reputation for adopting a foreign policy based on pragmatism. However, the geopolitical landscape in the Middle East has recently witnessed a number of key changes that are recalibrating the distribution of power in the region. Are those changes testing Qatar's pragmatism? Is the Middle East witnessing the birth of a new political order?

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Event Details


Speaker: Dr Lina Khatib, Carnegie Middle East Center
Chair:  Professor Toby Dodge, LSE
Date:  Wednesday 26 February 2014
Time: 16.30-18.00
Location:  Room 2.02, Clement House, LSE
Attendance: This event is free and open to all on a first come first served basis. Our events are very well attended, please make sure to arrive early. We cannot guarantee entry



Dr Lina Khatib is Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Her research interests include the international relations of the Middle East, Islamist groups, political transitions, and foreign policy. She has also written widely on public diplomacy, political communication, and political participation in the Middle East.  

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