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

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...

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...

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