Kuwait’s tribal trends are creating a political headache for the Al-Sabah

Issue 1127 - 03 Jun 2021

The tribes of Kuwait, which constitute up to 60% of the country’s citizens, are becoming increasingly important political and economic actors. Often feeling shut out of the lucrative market for government contracts, they are looking for changes which the Al-Sabah leadership finds hard to deliver. GSN investigates a major social force in the complex Kuwaiti political environment.

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