BLOOD MONEY: How Qatar Bought Off the Entire DC Establishment

David Reaboi

4 months ago

March 26, 2019

The new film “Blood Money” deals with how the tiny Gulf Emirate of Qatar funds lobbyists, media outlets, think tanks to advance its agenda in Washington at the expense of the US and our allies. It explains, through this case study, how the foreign influence game works inside the Beltway. It also deals with a subject that’s particularly close to my heart, the emergence of a new, anti-Islamist Middle East and how it came about. I am featured in the film, alongside my old colleague, Dr. J Michael Waller, a professor of political warfare and one of the nation’s experts in information and influence operations. The finished product is remarkably well-made, fast-paced and is guaranteed to be provocative. Watch it below.


Further Reading: SSG Qatar Archive

Since 2017, at the Security Studies Group, we have covered Qatar, its dispute with its regional neighbors, and the implications for US national interests and that of our allies. Below is a sampling of some of our research in this area, with a special focus on information warfare.

About the Author

David Reaboi

David has spent the last decade as consultant in national security and political warfare. He works at the intersection of communications and policy, specializing in Sunni Islamist movements. He received a BA from George Washington University in International Affairs, with a concentration in the history of the Cold War. He is a Claremont Fellow, and his work appears at The Federalist, Claremont Review of Books and PJMedia.