The Qatar-America Institute serves as a high-level platform for foreign policy experts, academics, and civil society leaders to discuss international relations and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. The Gulf States constitute an indispensable region in American foreign policy, and there is no silver bullet solution to the challenges the countries in the region face. QAI’s mission as an open platform is to foster dialogue directed around navigating these challenges and providing routes to impactful foreign policy in the region.

Among the headline issues currently facing the Arab world is the illegal blockade against Qatar. The crisis puts the United States in a precarious position, with its regional alliances frayed, making it more difficult to facilitate cooperation in international efforts critical to the United States like counter-terrorism and counter illicit financing. It is in the interests of the U.S. and all of the Gulf States to de-escalate the conflict and find a constructive way to discuss and address conflicting interests between countries.

QAI works to strengthen the sector of foreign policy professionals in Washington, DC and across the United States whose insight is crucial at a time of historic global challenges. It is imperative that foreign policy expertise be openly discussed, shared and fostered, and QAI aims to play a role in supporting that development while strengthening the foreign policy knowledge base in the United States.


Despite Sanctions Qatar Outpaces Saudi Arabia In Economic Growth

Qatar’s Economy Thrives in the Face of the Blockade

An article in the Wall Street Journal overviewed the ways in which Qatar has adjusted and, indeed, thrived in th...

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Georgetown University Alumni attend Qatar Food Festival

The Qatar-America Institute (QAI) recently hosted various Georgetown University alumni and students for a Qatar ...

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Qatar’s Defense Minister Al-Attiyah Interviewed at DIMDEX

Qatar’s Defense Forces recently hosted a two-day defense and security expo in Doha on March 12-13, 2018. The Doh...

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Human Rights in the Gulf: A Conversation with Dr. Ali Smaikh al-Marri

The Qatar-America Institute (QAI) hosted the chairman of Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), Dr. Ali...

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