Join us for a captivating interview with Ariel Admoni as we delve into the intricacies of Qatar’s soft power. Explore topics ranging from mediation in the Middle East to the impact of energy exports and Qatar’s role on the global stage. Gain valuable insights into underresearched areas of Qatari soft power in this engaging discussion.


  • Qatari Regime Overview
  • Qatar’s Mediation in the Middle East
  • Sources of Qatari Negotiating Power
  • Emir Family vs. Diplomatic Corps
  • Qatar’s Foreign Aid Initiatives
  • Evaluating Qatari Foreign Aid
  • Influence of Qatari Energy Exports
  • Energy Deals and Soft Power
  • Long-Term Relevance of Qatar’s Energy Impact
  • Qatar’s Renewable Energy Impact
  • Real Estate Investment in Soft Power
  • Culture and Education in Qatar’s Strategy
  • Qatar’s Soft Power: Domestic and International
  • Success of Qatar’s Educational City Project
  • Impact of Hosting the World Football Championship
  • Al Jazeera TV and Qatar’s Soft Power
  • Analysing Al Jazeera’s Role
  • Qatar’s Influence in International Institutions
  • Qatar’s Mediation Between Israel and Hamas
  • Under-Researched Areas of Qatari Soft Power

Ariel Admoni

Ariel Admoni is a PhD candidate at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Predominantly, Ariel focuses on Qatari politics and the role in international relations. He published in the Contemporary Review of the Middle East, the Middle East Policy, and the Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

Selected Publications:
“Same reasons, different outcomes: Qatar’s policy on Israel up to 1996”, Middle Eastern Studies (2021), pp. 1-13 – BIU President’s Prize for excellent research writing.

“Peace Is Relative: Qatar and Agreements with Israel”, Middle East Policy, Vol. 28, Issue 3-4 (Fall-Winter 2021), pp. 72-87.

M.A Thesis: Better A Nearby Neighbor (?): Saudi Arabia Relations with Qatar under Al Thani Rule, 1851-1995, Bar-Ilan University.

“Political Antisemitism: Qatar’s Attitude Towards Jews and Israel”, Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Vol. 16, Issue 1 (2022), pp. 62-78.

“Order from Above: The Evolvement of Elections in Qatar”, Contemporary Review of the Middle East, Vol. 9, no. 3, 308–320.

Policy Paper, “Reshaping Israeli Policy toward Qatar”, Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, November 2023.

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