Qatar (Major Muslim Nations Series)

Qatar (Major Muslim Nations Series)

by Lisa McCoy

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Overview

Throughout history tiny Qatar (pronounced "cutter" or "gutter") has at times been overlooked or forgotten. Today, however, this small country, located on a peninsula that juts into the Arabian Gulf, has become an important strategic partner of the United States. In recent years Qatar has gained international stature in part because of its vast reserves of oil and natural gas. Since coming to power in 1995, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has made Qatar one of the more liberal Gulf states. Though the country is by no means a democracy in the Western sense, Qatar appears to be moving slowly in that direction. One day Qatar may provide a successful example of democracy for the Arab world. Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and communities of Qatar.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633559851
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Series: Major Muslim Nations Series
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 111
Sales rank: 882,127
File size: 17 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Foreign Policy Research Institute Harvey Sicherman 7

Place in the World 13

The Land 19

History 29

The Economy, Politics, and Religion 47

The People 65

Communities 79

Foreign Relations 87

Chronology 100

Glossary 102

Further Reading 104

Internet Resources 105

Index 106

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