Kuwait

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Kuwait’s New Doctrine

Kuwait’s “new doctrine” has the potential to usher in a new era. It can either lead to radical change for the better, further decay, or entrenchment of the deadlocked status quo.

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Kuwait's Constitutional Stand

A sit-in by members of Kuwait's National Assembly was a relatively rare example of a successful targeted political protest to achieve limited political aims, but it is unlikely the good feelings of national unity will last.

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Ramadan Series Tackle Women’s Issues and Religion

Ramadan has always been an opportunity to introduce new ideas to nudge viewers’ reactions; this year’s series are generating much-needed discussion on women’s issues.

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Building a New Urban Identity: Revitalizing Kuwait City

There is a disconnect between Kuwait City’s history and the current spatial reality, but moving forward, the city can reshape itself to better mirror the identity of its people.

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Iraq and Kuwait Close the File on Reparations, Look to Open a New Chapter

Iraq’s final reparations payment to Kuwait may open the door to increased cooperation, but competing visions and shared security concerns will shape the future.

Workshop – Arab Shia Communities in Transition: A Peacemaking Opportunity for the International Community?

AGSIW and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung co-hosted a workshop on Shia communities in Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

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Arab Shia Communities in Transition: A Peacemaking Opportunity for the International Community?

This report is based on the discussions held during a workshop co-hosted with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on Shia communities in Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and 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.

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.

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