Kuwait

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Old Playbook for New Kuwaiti Government Signals Further Stasis

An addictive recourse to the same political class and governance scheme suggests Kuwait’s new government, like its predecessors, will prove unable to effectively confront the country’s many challenges.

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From the Year of Climate Ambition to Action in the Gulf

For Gulf countries, 2021 was the year of ambition and new climate targets, and 2022 will be the year of implementation.

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Despite Crisis-Easing Amnesty, Gridlock Remains a Real Possibility in Kuwait

The emir’s move to grant amnesty to members of the opposition is a start on the path to improve executive-legislative relations, but many issues remain unresolved.

Book Launch – Tribalism and Political Power in the Gulf: State-Building and National Identity in Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE

On December 1, AGSIW hosted a discussion examining the roles that tribes play in popular participation in government and policymaking in the Gulf.

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IN NARRATIVE: Exploring Urban Gulf Spaces Through Fiction

A Kuwaiti-Bahraini duo engages Gulf architects, designers, and the public in bringing the built environment to life through storytelling.

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Kuwait’s Ongoing Struggle Against Gender Violence

Grassroots activism demanding an end to gender-based violence in Kuwait has gained national traction and is encouraging more legislative action.

Developments in Qatar and Kuwait

On April 6, AGSIW hosted a dial-in briefing on recent developments in Qatar and Kuwait.

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The Politics of Permanent Deadlock in Kuwait

A newly elected National Assembly quickly falls under old dynamics of confrontation and gridlock. Will Kuwait find a path to compromise and reform?

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Will Kuwait and Senegal’s Exceptional Friendship Endure?

The long-standing partnership between Kuwait and Senegal has been beneficial to both parties. With a new emir, fallen oil prices, and a smaller 2021 budget, will Senegal remain a priority for Kuwait?

Strategic Interests Drive Gulf Policy Toward Syria

Many Gulf states have shifted course on Syria, prioritizing concerns over growing Iranian and Turkish influence.

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