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A Securitization Approach to Qatar’s Foreign Policy Making

Dogan-Akkas, B. (2021) 'A Securitization Approach to Qatar’s Foreign Policy Making.', Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, 15 (4). pp. 536-553.


The securitisation of military and political sectors has been underway for decades in the context of Qatari politics. Conceptualising the role of security in Qatar’s foreign policymaking is the primary purpose of this study. Qatar’s security tools and strategies in the initial era of the Gulf Crisis 2017 are central elements of this research using the Copenhagen school's securitisation framework. The Gulf Crisis started in June 2017 and took more than 3 years for the parties to warm the relations again. This research depicts the early process of the Gulf Crisis 2017 through categorising threats and vulnerabilities posed to Qatar's military and political security.

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Publisher statement:© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
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Date deposited:01 February 2022
Date of first online publication:29 November 2021
Date first made open access:01 February 2022

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