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Report: “Cyber Attack on the Qatar News Agency: Fake News, Cyber War, and an Attack on International  Norms of Sovereignty” Analysis / Featured

The Qatar-America Institute recently published a report, “Cyber Attack on the Qatar News Agency,” which explores the 2017 cyber attack on the QNA website and social media accounts for use in posting fabricated quotes under the guise of Qatari leadership, which was used as an excuse by some countries to blockade Qatar. The report also discusses what this attack means for the future stability of the Gulf region, and beyond. Executive...

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Foreign Minister: Qatar Committed to Destroying Terrorism Featured / News

CNBC – Middle East is ‘brimming with extremism’ but Qatar doesn’t support terrorism: Foreign Minister Qatar’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister has defended his country’s record on extremism: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani said Thursday that Qatar is assisting in global counter-terrorist operations, just as Gulf countries added to a “terrorism list” more entities they say are supported by Doha. The FM decried...

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Key Quotes on U.S.-Qatar Partnership Featured / News

“We agreed to enhance our cooperation to counter the financing of terrorism in key areas of mutual concern including by substantially increasing the sharing of information on terrorist financiers in the region, placing greater emphasis on charitable and money service business sectors in Qatar to prevent terrorists from continuing to use those sectors for illicit financing purposes, developing a Qatari domestic designations regime in line...

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FM: Qatar Has U.S. Support in Gulf Crisis Featured / News

Bloomberg – Qatar Says It Has U.S. Backing in Lingering Gulf Crisis: Qatar’s foreign minister said the tiny emirate has U.S. backing to resolve the ongoing crisis with a Saudi-led alliance, but the country is also prepared should its Gulf Arab neighbors make military moves. Only Qatar has agreed to U.S. calls for peace talks: The Trump administration is encouraging all sides to end the dispute...

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HH the Emir Calls for New National Vision in Speech Featured / News

Top key points from HH the Emir’s speech to the Advisory Council on 15 November 2017 (Full speech below key points): A National Vision of Self-Reliance, Efficiency, and Development Based on our awareness of the new situation that must be addressed, our strategy to fortifying the national economy must be based on the following: First, completion of the necessary legislations and decrees to facilitate investment,...

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Report: Qatar Takes Aggressive Action Against Terrorism Finance Featured / News

Qatar-America Institute: Qatar’s Aggressive Actions Against Money Laundering and Terrorism Finance Qatar-America Institute was very pleased to launch its inaugural policy breakfast by welcoming its distinguished keynote speakers: Qatar’s Minister of Finance H.E. Ali Shareef Al Emadi, and the Governor of the Qatar Central Bank H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Saoud Al-Thani.   The Qatari financial leaders spoke in Washington, D.C. over breakfast to a select audience of diplomats, sitting and former...

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Joint Statement – US Treasury Secretary and Qatari Finance Minister Featured / News

US Treasury – Joint Statement Following U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Meetings with His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and Qatari Officials: DOHA, QATAR – U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin has visited Doha and met His Highness the Emir and His Excellency the Prime Minister in which they have reaffirmed the joint efforts between Qatar and the United States to...

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Mnuchin Joins Tillerson in Praising Qatar Amid Saudi-Led Embargo Featured / News

Bloomberg – Mnuchin Joins Tillerson in Praising Qatar Amid Saudi-Led Embargo: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin praised “robust ties” between the U.S. and Qatar and vowed closer cooperation with the country despite a lingering dispute the Gulf emirate has with a bloc of nations led by Saudi Arabia. The U.S. Treasury Secretary met with Qatar’s top leadership to enhance bilateral ties: Mnuchin, wrapping up a trip...

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Northwestern University in Qatar Hosts Timely Media Forum Featured / News

Northwestern University – Northwestern University in Qatar Hosts Timely Media Forum: DOHA, Qatar – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted a timely media forum this week featuring prominent editors and correspondents analyzing fake news, the impact of social media and the role of global reporting in the current crisis in the Arabian Gulf. The Qatar Media Industries Forum on Oct. 23 examined “International Media and the Blockade” through the...

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60 Minutes: Qatar’s Emir Stands Defiant in Face of Blockade Featured / News

CBS – 60 Minutes: Qatar’s Emir Stands Defiant in Face of Blockade Sheikh Tamim: More than 90 percent of our goods, food, medicine comes from the land. And this was blocked. Students were kicked out from those countries. Patients were kicked out from hospitals. Charlie Rose: So Qataris who were in that country were ordered home? Sheikh Tamim: Were ordered home, yes. In an interview...

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