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Jassim - The Leader - Mohamed A. J. Althani
Call Number: 953.63 ALT SEC
ISBN: 9781781250709
Publication Date: 2013-02-26
"The Gulf state of Qatar tops the Forbes list of the world's richest countries. Yet Qatar has climbed to this pinnacle of wealth and influence in a remarkably short time. This astonishing transition is the direct result of the efforts nearly 200 years ago of one visionary man - Jassim bin Muhammad Bin Thani, known as 'the Leader'."--Publisher's description.

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Qatar - David Chaddock
Call Number: 953.63 CHA Sec
ISBN: 1905299907
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Provides an overview of Qatar, discussing the history, geography, culture, faith, government, industry and commerce, and modern-day society of the state, and includes approximately three hundred photographs.

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Qatar 2006 - David Chaddock (Editor); Martin Caiger-Smith
Call Number: 953.63 CHA Sec
ISBN: 1905299052
Publication Date: 2006-03-01
Photographs and text offer a detailed look at the culture, people, architecture, history, and development of the country of Qatar.

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Qatar - Mehran Kamrava
Call Number: 953.63 KAM SEC
ISBN: 9780801452093
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
The Persian Gulf state of Qatar has fewer than 2 million inhabitants, virtually no potable water, and has been an independent nation only since 1971. Yet its enormous oil and gas wealth has permitted the ruling al Thani family to exert a disproportionately large influence on regional and even international politics. Qatar is, as Mehran Kamrava explains in this knowledgeable and incisive account of the emirate, a "tiny giant": although severely lacking in most measures of state power, it is highly influential in diplomatic, cultural, and economic spheres.

Kamrava presents Qatar as an experimental country, building a new society while exerting what he calls "subtle power." It is both the headquarters of the global media network Al Jazeera and the site of the U.S. Central Command's Forward Headquarters and the Combined Air Operations Center. Qatar has been a major player during the European financial crisis, it has become a showplace for renowned architects, several U.S. universities have established campuses there, and it will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Qatar's effective use of its subtle power, Kamrava argues, challenges how we understand the role of small states in the global system. Given the Gulf state's outsized influence on regional and international affairs, this book is a critical and timely account of contemporary Qatari politics and society.

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Qatar - Terri Willis
Call Number: 953.63 WIL Sec
ISBN: 0516242547
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Describes the history, geography, government, economy, culture, people, and religion of Qatar, a small nation in the Middle East.

Qatar Socio-Economic Atlas : الأطلس الاجتماعي و الاقتصادي القطري عبدالله بن حمد العطية. - State of Qatar The Planning Council, 2000.
Call Number: ARA REF 912 ALT


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