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This paper addresses the Arab Spring and Shiʿism in Kuwait. Generally, the Kuwaiti Shiʿa, who constitute 25 to 30 percent of Kuwaiti society, have been supportive of the Bahraini uprising of 2011.… Expand
More than three decades have passed since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979. In that time, theories of modern revolution would suggest a retreat from ideological goals,… Expand
Kuwait’s relations with Iran have been largely shaped by geo-political forces. Kuwait, one of the richest countries in the world, is squeezed between three major regional powers—Iraq, Saudi Arabia… Expand
Abstract This paper deals with the Ḥūthī insurgency in Yemen. It focuses on the movement by asking and attempting to answer the following questions: is the Ḥūthī insurgency sectarian-based? and is it… Expand
Abstract:This article seeks to explain the failure of the 2012–14 Kuwaiti reform movement Karamet Watan. We compare Karamet Watan with two previous reform movements in Kuwait: Nabiha Khamsa in 2006… Expand
The organization of the Kuwaiti political system is conducive to the successive rise and fall of pluralistic social movements, writes the author. This brief is the third of four resulting from a May… Expand
The briefs in this collection examine the countervailing dynamics of pluralism and inclusion in Kuwait since the onset of protests in 2010, paying particular attention to the political, religious,… Expand
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