WorldViews: Say what you want about Qatar. Just be careful about doing it on the Web.

By Brian Murphy, September 19, 2014

The hyper-rich Persian Gulf state of Qatar likes to roll out a big welcome mat from time to time.

Georgetown University and the Brookings Institution have branches there. The various divisions of Al Jazeera draw in Arabic- and English-speaking journalists from around the world. Planners for the 2022 World Cup are promising air-conditioned comfort at outdoor venues.

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