Kuwait’s political drama stumbles on, amid Sabah family feuds

In depth
Issue 1145 - 20 Apr 2022 | 5 minute read

Is there ever an endgame to Kuwait’s perpetual political standoffs – and to the impacts these intra-family and societal squabbles for power have on slowing the pace of economic reform and efforts to overcome troublesome social divisions? The latest dramas suggest domination by the ruling family’s Al-Jaber branch is under new strain, from within the Al-Sabah, as well as from other Kuwaitis concerned at a decline in the emirate’s traditional consultative decision-making.

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