Kuwait

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Sheno Ya3ni: Criticizing Society through Comedy

AGSIW spoke with the team behind Sheno Ya3ni, or so what? – a YouTube channel run by a group of Kuwaiti comedians – to learn how they have benefitted from using an online platform and how YouTube and social media affect cultural criticism in the region.

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The Supply-Side Politics of Kuwait’s Industrial Strategy

Kuwait hopes to usher in a “new industrial era,” but the country will have to pay more attention to demand and regional competition to boost industrial output.

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The Curious Case of China’s "Kuwaiti Concession"

The Kuwaiti emir’s visit to China generated intense debate, centered around a rumor about a deal to develop Kuwait’s northern islands, highlighting anxieties about the country’s future.

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The Blue Lake Farm: Pioneering Agritourism in the Gulf

AGSIW spoke with Ali al-Awadhi, executive manager of Nabta, to learn about the Blue Lake Farm and agritourism in Kuwait.

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Mohammed bin Salman’s Short Visit to Kuwait

Kuwait has made the strategic decision to deepen bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia, but navigating this critical relationship will be a challenge for the small emirate.

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Commuting Chaos: Developing Infrastructure for the Future in Kuwait

Starting as a social experiment, Kuwait Commute quickly has become an initiative to encourage Kuwaiti nationals to use public transportation instead of driving.

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Kuwait’s Community Coffeeshop Wave

This new wave of local coffeeshops has increased networking and socializing among youth immensely due to their open space, board games, and organization of social events.

Kuwait’s MbS: The Reform Agenda of Nasser Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah

A new Gulf prince has emerged from within the royal court with big plans for his country.

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