How should the Arab world start a lobby?
In this paper Dr. Dania Kolielat ElKhatib discusses generally the elements needed to start a lobby as well as the tools needed to build it. It is written with an Arab Gulf audience in mind. The paper gives a general overview on lobbying, on the Arab American community and its organisations, on the narratives through which Arab states can engage them, and on the structure needed to create the type of coordination among different Arab American groups which will ultimately result in a “lobby.”
The paper consults literature on the history and methods of lobbying and does not by any means represent a concrete plan to start a lobby. Individuals or entities with concrete plans to start a lobby should consult FARA lawyers.