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Petro Diplomacy: Back to the Future – Oil and Gas at the Center of New Growth in the GCC

On October 18, 2018, the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington convened its fourth annual Petro Diplomacy conference, “Back to the Future – Oil and Gas at the Center of New Growth in the GCC States.”

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Abdullah Al-Busais: Fiction Writing in the Gulf

AGSIW spoke with Kuwaiti poet and novelist Abdullah Al-Busais about the growing interest in literature among Gulf youth, publishing and censorship issues, and the recent book fair in Kuwait.

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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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Social Media Influencers in the Gulf Arab States

Authorities in the Gulf states are wrestling with the rise of social media stars, regulating their use of social platforms while simultaneously trying to capitalize on their fame.

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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.

Petro Diplomacy: Back to the Future – Oil and Gas at the Center of New Growth in the GCC States

For its fourth consecutive year, AGSIW convened its Petro Diplomacy conference to discuss how changes in technology, fiscal priorities, and opportunities for growth continue to alter the relationship between politics and energy for the region and beyond.

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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.

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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