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A far-fetched hypothesis about Russia, Qatar, and Aljazeera.

Posted: 03 Dec 2007

"Yet another reason for Moscow to court Qatar may have to do with the fact that the al-Jazeera news organization is located in Doha. As Kommersant put it, 'Al-Jazeera TV-station commands a lot of respect in the Arab world. It makes broadcasts from Qatar, it is even financed by the Emir himself.' Moscow may hope that good Russian-Qatari relations will result in more positive (or at least, less negative) coverage of Russia by al-Jazeera than if ties between Moscow and Doha are poor." Mark N. Katz, Global Politician, 3 December 2007.

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