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Canadian court to decide on Bombardier jets; Rockwell Collins simulator; Russia to supply Murena landing ships; Russia, neighbours make splash at Dimdex; ITT wins US Army contract; EADS opens Tetra competence centre; FMS contract; $30m contract for Cubic; Gama plans executive facility

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Freedom of expression is a proud Kuwaiti boast in a region where most countries restrict public debate and media comment. The existence of a powerful and democratically elected parliament is only one facet of a society that can justifiably claim to stand out from its neighbours for the pluralism and vigour of its political culture.

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Despite the US company’s $170m deal with the UAE, European firms are proving increasingly strong competition for air-launched missile systems contracts

Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue 872 - 05 March 2010

Ambassadors’ corner

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British ambassador Michael Aron's short stay in Kuwait made it into the UK press and from there to several Gulf newspapers. According to the various accounts, Aron was ordered back to London - where he is now deputy director of Middle East affairs

Kuwait
Issue 871 - 12 February 2010

How GCC systems fit into US plan

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The United States’ announcement of the deployment of missile defence systems in Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states signals a tougher tone towards Iran rather than any major new military initiative in the region. Many elements of the system are already in the Gulf, including US Navy

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In a major breakthrough for Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s combative MPs have approved a national five-year development plan, the first for decades, and the creation of a Capital Market Authority (CMA). But, with confrontation looming over MPs’ insistence on passing a $13bn measure to buy up unpaid consumer debts, it remains too early to talk of a lasting transformation of the political atmosphere.

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Delegates attending the 30th Gulf Co-operation Council summit in Kuwait, which started on 14 December, have said they support Saudi Arabia in its stance against Yemen's Al-Houthi rebels. Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah

Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Qatar
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Prime minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah in early December agreed to answer questions in parliament over the alleged misuse of funds. He is the first premier to agree to be called to account before the National Assembly – earlier attempts resulted in the resignation of the cabinet and new elections (GSN 826/1).

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The French believe they can swing a much-needed sale of Rafale fighters as Kuwait enters a new procurement cycle. But even if planned deals are about renewal rather than expansion, MPs have tough questions for a government that is struggling to command confidence

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While analysts say the current National Assembly is more serious about policy issues than its predecessor, significant voices have continued a more personalised campaign against prime minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his government.

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The death of Talal Al-Ayyar at the age of 50 marks a theatrical crescendo to the tumult and controversy of Kuwaiti public life, in which the former statesman had been an active player

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Issue 864 - 06 November 2009

Kuwait's women MPs demand more

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Voting, parliamentary seats and ministerial posts are only the start for Aseel Al-Awadhi. She wants women in Kuwait to be full citizens in more than politics. Despite recent reforms – discussed in Politics below – there is still a huge distance to make up in terms of women’s social and legal status, says the MP, who does not wear a hijab, inside parliament or elsewhere.

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In an often fractious political scene, the 1962 document is the foundation upon which all Kuwaitis agree – and it is now working in favour of women’s freedoms

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Despite the slow but steady progress now being made on policy issues, the prospect of an old-style ministerial grilling threatens Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed and may lead to the dissolution of parliament

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Engaging international oil companies in projects at home is essential to meet long-term demand, but MPs’ failure to agree on the way forward means Kuwait is having more success abroad

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