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In this interview with Afkār, governance expert Robert P. Beschel Jr. discusses the significance of Kuwait’s April 2024 parliamentary elections.

Robert P. Beschel Jr.

U.S. officials are increasingly critical of Hamas’s political office in Doha, but Washington relies on Qatar’s mediation with the group.

Ali Bakir

Recent decades have seen Kuwait lag behind its Gulf peers along many economic metrics. Can a new emir and government help it recapture the initiative?

Tarik M. Yousef, Robert P. Beschel Jr.

Geopolitical polarization is providing an opportunity for GCC states to assert greater power and influence on the world stage.

Nasser Saidi

Can Gulf states overcome longstanding obstacles to cooperate and meaningfully address climate change?

Mehran Haghirian, Aisha Al-Sarihi

As the UAE gears up to host COP28, questions persist as to the sincerity of the oil exporting countries of the Gulf in addressing climate change. They should be judged according to their actions.

Aisha Al-Sarihi, Abdalftah Hamed Ali