This Policy Brief analyzes Qatar's role in Humanitarian Diplomacy. It begins by defining the term Humanitarian Diplomacy and situating Qatar's interventions within broader trends of humanitarianism in the Gulf sub-region. The briefing then proceeds to examine Qatar's Humanitarian Diplomacy at the level of implementing agencies, the State, and global diplomacy. It then summarizes the impact of the Gulf Crisis on Qatar's Humanitarian Diplomacy and provides recommendations for strengthening its practice. Ultimately, the author argues that Humanitarian Diplomacy is a powerful concept for understanding Qatar's multi-faceted and sophisticated conflict and humanitarian response.

This article is available from CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute).