Questions Raised About Ties Between Brookings Institution, Qatar’s Government

Al Qaeda linked Ahrar al-Sham brigade in Syria / AP

Recent revelations of significant financial ties between the Brookings Institution and Qatar’s government are raising new questions about the policy positions of the influential Washington think tank—including one top scholar’s writings about an al Qaeda-linked group, known as Ahrar al-Sham, that is funded by a terrorist financier linked to the Qatari royal family.