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Qatar, purchasing security?

By Antonino Occhiuto

Qatar is currently at the centre of a geopolitical storm with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Egypt and the UAE accusing Doha of working against regional stability. As tensions continue to rise, in what is known to be a particularly volatile region, several reports point to a sharp increase in the purchase of modern advanced weaponry by Qatar.


Military build-ups can occur as a result of an increasing risk of war or at best, according to International Relations theory, for deter