Scott J. Weiner

Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

Scott J. Weiner is an adjunct professor of political science at the George Washington University. His research examines kinship politics in Kuwait and Oman.

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Kuwait’s Government Unlikely to Ease Austerity Despite Opposition Pressure

Since the opening of the Kuwaiti Parliament’s current session on December 19, 2017 opposition members of parliament have moved aggressively to stymie the government’s austerity agenda.

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Oman’s Municipal Elections Reveal Frustration with Austerity Program

In countries where politics are opaque to outsiders, municipal elections provide an important glimpse into the minds of the population.

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Kinship Politics in the Gulf Arab States

This report introduces kinship politics in the Gulf Arab states with an explanation of the origins of kinship-based governance in the region.

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The Muscat Commute: A Young Generation’s Journey Between Tradition And Modernity

While there are many ways to describe Muscat, Oman, “The Big City” is hardly one of them.