Results for Category: Kuwait

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Kuwait: A New Emir with Old Policies

By tracing Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah biography and political path, Kuwaiti politics can easily be predicted to continue internally and externally as it was under the late Emir.

Nada Faris: the Anglowaiti

Nada Faris made the conscious decision to write in English to reach a global audience, and to avoid risking the nuances of her work getting lost in translation. Her writings shifted her perspective on writing and empowered the audience with knowledge that would make them think, question and discuss.

Population of Kuwait

According to estimates by the Central Statistical Bureau, the population of Kuwait at the end of 2017 was 4.27 million. Of this, the number of Kuwaiti citizens was 1.3 million, while the number of expatriates was 2.92 million. The growth rate was approximately 38 per cent between 2011 and 2017, with an average annual growth rate of 6.3 per cent. This is in line with World Bank figures, which puts the average annual growth rate at 6.24 per cent between 2011 and 2017.

Governance & Politics

Although Kuwait sports democratic institutions and has a Constitution, it is not a full democracy or a constitutional monarchy. In 1999, in his celebrated study on Middle Eastern monarchies All in the Family, political scientist Michael Herb came up with the useful term ‘dynastic monarchy’.

Kuwaiti Music: Pioneering Sounds of Sand and Sea

Pearl divers even took a singer with them while away on their ships. During the long months at sea, the nahmastood on the deck and led the men in chores like raising the sails. The homecoming of the divers, if they came home at all, was celebrated with special songs as well, the lyrics telling tales of agony, disaster and courage.

The Arts in Kuwait: Recapturing the Liberal Spirit

When put into regional perspective, Kuwait has a distinctive cultural history. A reverse history, one might say, that saw the country go from a liberal haven for artists from all over the region to a restrictive place where the arts face official censorship and a reluctant society.