Millennial Gulf

A series reporting on youth-led initiatives in the realms of culture, politics, technology, and entrepreneurship in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The goal of Millennial Gulf is to elevate the voices of youth in the GCC and to deepen understanding of their concerns and aspirations.

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Gray Area: Advocating for the Noncitizen Children of Kuwaiti Mothers

Nationality and naturalization laws are often ambiguous in Kuwait, specifically for the children of Kuwaiti mothers and foreign or bidun (stateless) fathers.

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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 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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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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Muhannad Shono: Creating His Own Saudi Narrative

When Muhannad Shono began his career Saudi's creative economy was not a domain to be celebrated in the kingdom.

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Amaani Yahya: Reaching out through Rap

Amaani Yahya might not be the first Yemeni woman to rap, but she is one of the first to use the artform to try to reach people outside Yemen.

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Moath Alofi: A Story of the City of Medina

Al-Medina al-Munawara is known primarily for the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque and his tomb inside it.

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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.

Kenaneya Farms: Connecting Community to the Source

Run by a young, second-generation farmer, Kenaneya Farm is located in Abdali, in northern Kuwait.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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