Kuwait’s elections resulted in a nearly two-thirds turnover in the National Assembly. Still any reform program hinges on the selection of the leadership of Parliament and new government and their ability to forge a common national agenda.
Kuwaiti women have played a significant role on the political stage in recent years, but they have yet to reach equal representation in the National Assembly. Mudhawi’s List aims to support women to achieve a more promising future in politics.
Romanowski provided her on-the-ground perspective on Kuwait's response to the coronavirus pandemic, U.S.-Kuwaiti relations, and Kuwait’s role in the Gulf and Middle East.
On September 29, Kuwait announced the passing of Emir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah.
With the current makeup of Kuwait’s political system, popular influence will continue to play a role in charting Kuwait’s foreign policy.
AGSIW offers reflections on Sabah al-Ahmed by former U.S. ambassadors to Kuwait, Deborah K. Jones, Douglas A. Silliman, Lawrence R. Silverman, and Edward W. Gnehm, Jr., as well as former U.S. Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations Thomas R. Pickering.
The death of Kuwait’s emir, Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, marks the passage of a seasoned diplomat, cunning politician, and valued humanitarian. Will his successor preserve Kuwait’s democratic political culture and independent foreign policy?
The coronavirus pandemic represents an opportunity to reevaluate existing policies and tools, and climate change provides the needed lens for redirecting development onto sustainable trajectories.
Kuwaiti activism against book censorship yields a partial victory, but expression remains strictly regulated through press and publication laws across the Gulf.Learn More
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.Learn More