• Establish a strategy and determine which strategy style will be adopted whether it is an offensive or defensive strategy. “I will adopt an offensive strategy for this case: explaining in details the way to implement, use the means of power, and the achievement of the strategy”

• “Policy is subordinate to strategy” After we determined our strategy, we build our policies based on our strategic plan to achieve its objectives.

• What Factors Drive Strategic Choice: is it maximize security and promote interests (realism), or promote cooperation and norms (liberalism), or promote ideology, beliefs, and values (constructivism).

• What’s Qatar strategic goals: 1. Distinguish itself from its neighbors as a matter of national identity 2. Consolidate its strategic usefulness 3. Assert its independence on economic and political levels to resist outside attempts to dictate its policies. “ check the slides attached, you will find more informations”

• Strategic environment. Environment within which we operate? Changes requires changes in strategy? “ check the slides attached there are sides attached there are plenty detailed informations about it”

• What are the key issues we may face? “Challenges of Executing a Strategy” check the slides for more info.

• How to Ensure Right Strategies? Constant review of strategic Priorities. Continuous improvement not radical change. Flexible thinking not fixed rules. Let data drive policy. Challenge bad policy.

Instructions:

The paper based on the scenario, as I’m an adviser to the decision makers in Qatar. As mentioned above, I will give my advise based on what I have learnt in the class and the slides attached. As I have chosen an offensive strategy and how can we achieve our objectives. You can use 4-5 references for the paper. And please anything will be written should be in accordance with what stated in the slides and outline.