Earth & Conservation

How Powerful Is Qatar?

With a booming economy and stable political climate, Qatar is primed to host the 2022 World Cup. So just how powerful is the nation?

Qatar is slated to host the 2022 World Cup but there have been many red flags raised about the country's human rights abuses. Officials have made promises to improve conditions for migrant workers, but not much has changed.

Yet despite these criticisms, Qatar was named the most competitive economy in the Middle East and its population is booming. Qatar is smaller than the state of Connecticut but is home to more than 2.5 million residents.

What is really going on in the country and just how powerful is Qatar? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

Learn More:

Harvard Political Review: The Case for Qatar

The Guardian: UN Gives Qatar a Year to End Forced Labour of Migrant Workers

Human Rights Watch: World Report 2014: Qatar