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

The GCC and the Gaza War: Popular Rage and Security Concerns

Defense & Security

In 2023—more than 10 years after the eruption of the “Arab Spring” protests, and two...

Iran

The Al-Durra Field Dispute and the Path Forward for Iran-GCC Relations

Energy & Environment

Border disputes in the Gulf region are not new, and they ebb and flow depending...

Kuwait

The Need for Political Organization in Kuwait

Politics & Governance

Within the GCC, Kuwait was—and remains—many steps ahead of several of the bloc’s other member...

Kuwait

The Unusual Hope Surrounding Kuwait’s New Parliament

Politics & Governance

Kuwait’s recent parliamentary elections have revealed new sociopolitical alignments in the country. The recent elections...

GCC

Reassessing GCC Security After the Ukraine Invasion

Defense & Security

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has security implications well beyond the borders of the European continent....

GCC

Consequences of Conflict: The Russia-Ukraine War and the Gulf

Geopolitics

When Russian troops poured over the Ukrainian border on the morning of February 24, it...

Kuwait

Finding a Sense of Direction in Kuwait

Politics & Governance

In recent months, a variety of actors within Kuwaiti society have engaged in a far-reaching...

Kuwait

Democratic Norms in Kuwait: Changing the Rules of the Game

Politics & Governance

Many Kuwaitis breathed a sigh of relief in November after Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Decade-Long Political Crisis Might Finally Be Ending

Politics & Governance

Over the last few years, Kuwaiti society has been preoccupied with discussing and debating a...

Qatar

A Step Toward Democracy in Qatar

Politics & Governance

Last Saturday, thousands of Qataris went to the ballot boxes to choose their representatives on...

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...

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