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Qatar Reorganizes Key Economic Cabinet Positions

November 7, 2018

Episode Notes:

On November 4th, Qatar's Amir Al-Thani issued decrees that shuffled key cabinet and board positions that manage the country's economy and wealth. David Roberts, Professor with the Defence Studies Department at King's College and author of Qatar: Securing the Global Ambitions of a City State, gives us the details.

[ 0:19 ] Introduction
[ 0:41 ] Details of the shuffle
[ 2:04 ] Role of the Gulf boycott on the decision
[ 4:50 ] Domestic shifts in power among stakeholders?
[ 5:57 ] Good move for external relations?
[ 7:22 ] Any losers?