Author: Dr. Mohammad Al-Rumaihi

Dr. Mohammad Al-Rumaihi

Dr. Rumaihi is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Kuwait. He holds a Ph.D. from Durham University and has published more than 20 books about the social and political changes in the Arab Gulf states. He has been an Editor-in-Chief for prominent newspapers and magazines in Kuwait and other Arab Gulf states and was Secretary-General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature 1998-2002.

GCC

Afghanistan: A Warning Lesson for the Gulf States?

Geopolitics

Over the last month, discussions about the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban have dominated...

GCC

A Region in Flux: Lessons from the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The consequences of the Afghani conundrum for actors in the Middle East and Afghanistan’s environs...

GCC

After 31 Years, What Has the Gulf Learned from the Kuwait Invasion?

Defense & Security

August 2, 2021 marked thirty-one years since the beginning of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. Mercifully,...

Iran

This is What Comes After Raisi’s Election

Politics & Governance

The recent presidential election in Iran, characterized by low turnout and accusations of rigging, sets...

Yemen

To Avert a Theocracy in Yemen, the Houthis Must Be Stopped

Politics & Governance

Seven years after the onset of the civil war in Yemen, the country is at...

Kuwait

Is Democracy Dying in Kuwait?

Politics & Governance

Kuwait’s current political unrest is a topic of interest across the Middle East – both...

Kuwait

Ending Kuwait’s Political Crisis: Moderation and Electoral Reform

Politics & Governance

  Across Kuwait, there has been much discussion in recent weeks about ways to end...

Iran

Biden’s Iran Negotiations: How to Win a Zero-Sum Game

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Over the past few weeks, the prospect of resuming negotiations between Iran and the United...

GCC

The Geopolitical Implications of America’s Presidential Transition on the...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

In the final weeks of the Trump administration in Washington, the President is still fighting...

GCC

Facing Crisis Amidst a Rift, the GCC Must Unite

Geopolitics

The Gulf crisis ⁠— which I have chosen to call “the rift” to avoid the...

Iran

Challenges and Results of the United States Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear De...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

There is a general consensus among political sociologists that for any major...

Qatar

Historical Assessment of the Current Gulf Crisis

Geopolitics

Media pundits and analysts have approached the Gulf crisis...

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