Qatar’s towering ambition on show in Doha
Nice analysis. My favorite part:
The Palestinian politician Mustafa Barghouti, who watches Qatar from afar, told me Doha used to look very different.
“I remember a time,” he explained, “when there were only two high-rise buildings in Qatar.
This excellent BBC piece by
Mostefa Souag, managing director of al-Jazeera’s Arabic news service:
“The media is all about soft power… If you are a small country and you want to be successful, you don’t need warships or airplanes; you need soft power.”
“Soft power is media, science and culture… I believe that the Emir was aware of this and I believe that’s a great vision.”
Where there is no vision, the people perish.