Northern Yemen has become one of the latest theaters where tensions stemming from the Gulf crisis have reignited. In October, Yemen‘s UN-recognized government condemned Qatar for allegedly financing Houthi-produced textbooks that foment sectarianism.
In July, a group of 37 countries, including all six Gulf Cooperation Council member states, expressed support for China's policies in Xinjiang. The following month, Qatar became the first Arab country to remove its name from the list of countries supporting Beijing's treatment of Uighur Muslims.
Qatar should take note of Iceland’s successful use of soccer as a tool of soft power. The contrast in soccer soft power between Qatar and Iceland speaks volumes. A comparison of the strategies of both countries demonstrates that it takes more than money to leverage soccer to create political,...
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