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.
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.
In countries where politics are opaque to outsiders, municipal elections provide an important glimpse into the minds of the population.
This report introduces kinship politics in the Gulf Arab states with an explanation of the origins of kinship-based governance in the region.
While there are many ways to describe Muscat, Oman, “The Big City” is hardly one of them.