By Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
These components converged in early 2011 with the outbreak of the Arab Spring revolts in North Africa, Syria, and Yemen, which Qatari leaders observed as a chance to seal their neighborhood and foreign impression, instead of as a problem to their authority, and this guided their help of the rebellions opposed to the Gaddafi and Assad regimes in Libya and Syria.
From the excessive watermark of Qatari effect after the toppling of Gaddafi in 2011, that speedily gave option to coverage overreach in Syria in 2012, Coates Ulrichsen analyses Qatari ambition and functions because the tiny emirate sought to form the transitions within the Arab world.
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Qatar and the Arab Spring by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen