Qatar’s Covert Acquisition of US Nuclear and Weapons Intelligence Under Investigation

The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) sent a letter to US officials urging an investigation into Qatar’s alleged threats to American security. The letter expressed concern about Qatar’s ownership of nuclear research and sensitive weapon development rights at Texas A&M University. ISGAP’s research revealed that Qatar has full ownership of more than 500 research projects at the university, including highly sensitive fields such as nuclear science, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, biotech robotics, and weapons development.

The Institute’s director, Dr. Charles Asher Small, emphasized the potential national security risk posed by Qatar’s control over sensitive research and access to nuclear information. US congressman Jack Bergman also voiced concerns about Qatar’s role in supporting terrorism and the Hamas terrorist movement.

Texas A&M University spokeswoman, Kelly Brown, stated that TAMUQ does not offer a nuclear engineering program and complies with US export control laws. However, ISGAP disputes this, pointing to a contract that gives Qatar Foundation significant control over TAMUQ’s operations and research budgets.

Despite Congressman Bergman’s accusations, Brown refused to address press queries. Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and ISGAP have both accused Qatar’s ruling family of enabling terrorism and spreading antisemitism.

ISGAP also sent its letter to other officials, including the Chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Texas Governor, U.S. Senator for Texas, and the President of Texas A&M.