Millennial Gulf

Millennial Gulf reports on youth-led initiatives in the realms of culture, politics, technology, and entrepreneurship in the Gulf Arab countries. The goal of Millennial Gulf is to elevate the voices of youth in the region and deepen understanding of their concerns and aspirations.

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Kuwaiti Rap Duo Highlights Rising Popularity in the Gulf

Kay R and Chunkky Monkky, Kuwait's first married rap duo, deploy trendy Arabic-language lyrics to appeal to Kuwaiti youth.

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Art Dubai’s “Encounters” Showcases “Village Vibe” of Emirati Artists

Amid the hundreds of international artists on display at the Middle East’s largest commercial art fair, “Encounters” explored the local art scene and its decades of creative exchange.

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Bahraini Photographer Puts Spotlight on Youth Palestine Advocacy

Ahmed Alghasra blends advocacy for the Palestinians with his photography to document demonstrations on social media and amplify youth perspectives on the Gaza conflict.

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Wusum Gallery Provides a Fresh Perspective on Doha’s Art Scene

Wusum Gallery, a grassroots creative space founded by an art historian duo, aims to improve Qatar-based artists’ access to global art markets.

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Nature’s Palette: Mohammad Alfaraj’s Art Captures the Spirit of Al-Ahsa

Saudi artist Mohammad Alfaraj’s nature-inspired installations draw on his childhood in Al-Ahsa and stories from the oasis town.

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Gender Segregation Tests Kuwait University

Kuwait University's responsibility to educate students for a globalized workforce in conjunction with the younger generation’s more liberal attitudes may lead to a gradual reevaluation of gender segregation rules.

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Head in the Clouds or Outer Space, Pop Icon RexChouk Is Relatable and Hilarious

Anonymous Saudi-born and raised artist RexChouk has captured the attention of viewers worldwide with his humorous depictions of everyday life in the kingdom.

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SARAI Gallery Connects Emerging Iranian Artists With the World

Mahshahr-based SARAI Gallery supports emerging artists from around Iran and Southwest Asia through various curatorial initiatives and attendance at art fairs spanning the globe.

Erdogan Politically Wounded But Still Turkey’s Dominant Power

Opposition success in Turkey’s local elections is an unprecedented rebuke to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. While his constitutional power and dominance of the judiciary remain intact, Erdogan is probably in his final term and will find domestic and foreign initiatives somewhat more complicated.

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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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