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 Kuwait - Government and Politics
The modern political history of Kuwait began in the early eighteenth century when a number of families of the Bani Utub section of the Anaizah tribe migrated from central Arabia, settling eventually in Kuwait.
Kuwait was in the midst of a serious recession as a result of the general decline of the pearling industry, the Great Depression, and a trade dispute with Saudi Arabia that prompted a Saudi embargo.
The second was to introduce a greater degree of political participation to Kuwait in the form of the newly elected National Assembly.
countrystudies.us /persian-gulf-states/26.htm   (1432 words)

 Kuwait Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Muhammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah
Kuwait's foreign policy is also concerned with the maintenance of its own independence, sovereignty and freedom of political decision.
Kuwait is also a member of the Arab League, where it realises its belief in a common Arab destiny by enhancing its relations with the Arab States.
Kuwait actively supports, and works for the advancement of the cardinal principles of the Arab League and all its associated organisations.
www.kuwait-info.com /sidepages/state_ministries_foreignaffairs.asp   (463 words)

 ipedia.com: Kuwait Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kuwait, having amassed great wealth, was the first of the Gulf-Arab states to declare independence in 1961.
Kuwait is a small, rich, relatively open economy with proved crude oil reserves of 94 billion barrels (15 km³) - 10% of world reserves.
Kuwait formerly had a large Palestinian population, though most of them were forced out of the country after PLO leader Yassir Arafat's support of Iraq during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait.
www.ipedia.com /kuwait.html   (691 words)

 Kuwait GEOGRAPHY - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, ...
Kuwait is located at the far northwestern corner of the Persian Gulf, known locally as the Arabian Gulf (see fig.
The island of Faylakah, at the mouth of Kuwait Bay, is densely inhabited.
Kuwait's most prominent geographic feature is Kuwait Bay, which indents the shoreline for about forty kilometers, providing natural protection for the port of Kuwait and accounting for nearly onehalf the state's shoreline.
www.photius.com /countries/kuwait/geography/kuwait_geography_geography.html   (1084 words)

 Book Review -- Stories of Democracy: Politics and Society in Contemporary Kuwait
The result is an extensive exploration of opposition politics in Kuwait and a novel contribution to the study of the modern Gulf countries.
The decline of the historic opposition role of Kuwait's merchants and the rise of new social groups in the 1970s (Islamists, Shia, bedouin) could all be explained by examining the tremendous capacity oil monies imparted to the Kuwaiti state.
Kuwait's massive debt problems in the 1980s and efforts at resolution were important precursors to parliamentary politics in the 1990s.
www.mepc.org /journal_vol7/moore.html   (1675 words)

 The View from Kuwait - Middle East Forum
Kuwait therefore supports the United Nations and the United States in their efforts to keep up the pressure on Iraq until fundamental change is realized.
Kuwait's sensitivity to the concerns of the world economy cannot alone alter the fact that it is unsure how to adjust oil prices reliably; additionally, Kuwait is but one member of OPEC.
Kuwait is prepared to establish relations with Israel, particularly after it moves on the Syrian-Lebanese front and achieves a balanced conclusion to the Israeli-Palestinian process.
www.meforum.org /article/183   (1015 words)

 Kuwait at AllExperts
The State of Kuwait () is a small oil-rich constitutional monarchy on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed by Saudi Arabia in the south and Iraq in the north.
Kuwait was established in the 16th century when several clans (bedouins) from the "Al Aniza" tribe migrated to the northern shore of the Persian Gulf from the Najd, their famine-stricken homeland in central Arabia.
Kuwait remains under the governance of the Emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah (since 29 January, 2006) as an independent state and is of strategic importance to the United States.
en.allexperts.com /e/k/ku/kuwait.htm   (2433 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
KUWAIT: Kuwait's political firmament is dominated by a small number of groups-Islamists, tribes, merchants, liberals and government supporters.
Both the USA and the UK employ electoral systems that discriminate against alternative candidates and many Americans and British citizens are unhappy with the type of democratic systems their nations employ, because it does not give a voice to candidates outside of the established parties in each country.
A change is coming in the way Kuwait elects its representatives to the National Assembly-that much is for sure-but whether there will be a corresponding change in the actual types of people elected to parliament, is a different matter altogether.
www.kuwaittimes.net /Navariednews.asp?dismode=article&artid=96146338   (759 words)

 Kuwait cabinet nominates PM to replace ailing emir - Boston.com
Kuwait's parliament on Tuesday deposed the Gulf Arab country's ailing ruler on health grounds and the cabinet nominated the prime minister as new emir.
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's parliament on Tuesday deposed the Gulf Arab country's ailing ruler on health grounds and the cabinet nominated the prime minister as new emir.
The nomination of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah ended the political uncertainty which had gripped Kuwait since Sheikh Saad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who is 76 and incapacitated by illness, became emir on January 15 after the death of his cousin.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/01/24/kuwait_emir_to_abdicate_ending_succession_dispute?mode=PF   (544 words)

 Open Doors USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Oil has changed Kuwait from a sea trading and pearl exporting poor nation to a nation with one of the highest per capita in the world.
Kuwait was devastated at the end of the Persian Gulf War as retracting Iraqi forces set fires to oil wells, spilled millions of gallons of oil in Persian Gulf.
Kuwait has a significant part of the population called Bidun (without) who are not citizens of any country.
www.opendoorsusa.org /Display.asp?Page=KuwaitProfile   (446 words)

 Kuwait - Gurupedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Oil turned Kuwait into one of the richest countries in the Arab peninsula; in 1953 the country became the largest exporter of oil in the Gulf, attracting many immigrant laborers who were rarely granted citizenship.
Iran-Iraq War, Kuwait was invaded and annexed by Iraq in August 1990.
Kuwait is a small, rich, relatively open economy with proved crude oil reserves of 94 billion barrels (15 km³) - 10% of world reserves.
www.gurupedia.com /k/ku/kuwait.htm   (599 words)

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Kuwait's reformist movement collapsed this past week, the dissolution of parliament causing the Orange Revolution to see red.
Political movements and parties often choose colours as a symbol or means of differentiating themselves.
While no one in Kuwait is being forced to choose orange or blue, many have of their own free will added pumpkin banners to their cars' antennas and girls are gladly donning ginger headscarfs before they head off to school.
www.kuwaittimes.net /Navariednews.asp?dismode=article&artid=25829590   (653 words)

 Gulf War
Kuwait's way of dealing with the truth has been much criticized since the war — some of the most disturbing reportage has been proven to have been fabricated.
First and foremost, Iraq had never really accepted the state of Kuwait, which it considered to be a natural part of the lands of the rivers, Euphrates and Tigris.
The allies of Kuwait included personnel from 32 countries, but the preponderant numbers were from the USA, Britain, France, Egypt and Syria.
lexicorient.com /e.o/gulfwar.htm   (2057 words)

 The Gulf War - Kuwait
Saddam Hussein found himself in a tight spot and a quick take-over of Kuwait, his neighbor to the south seemed like a good solution to his problems.
Kuwait was a small country that, like Iraq, had once been part of the Ottoman Empire, then a British Protectorate.
Kuwait was in many ways an irritant to Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
www.indepthinfo.com /iraq/kuwait.shtml   (338 words)

 Women S.M.E Association
Some people believe that politics is an unsuitable profession for women and that woman should be universally excluded from the political process.
They assure women that politics is not for them, and that to be involved in politics is a male affair.
The answer is simple: the partnership of men and women in politics is the source of a more full and representative democracies, in as much as it creates real opportunities to take into account multiple interests in society.
www.datamatixgroup.com /SME/politics.asp   (1733 words)

 Kuwait: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Kuwait is situated northeast of Saudi Arabia at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, south of Iraq.
Kuwait is believed to have been part of an early civilization in the 3rd millennium B.C. and to have traded with Mesopotamian cities.
In May 2005, Kuwait abandoned its 1999 ban on women's suffrage, and in June a woman was appointed to the cabinet.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107694.html   (848 words)

 :::- ARAB TIMES -:::
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait University went to the polls Saturday to elect Students Union Members, and college campuses bustled with last-minute campaigns by student groups to lure voters, at the same time taking care not to tarnish the sanctity of Ramadan.
The college politics is a microcosm of the state politics in Kuwait, said one voter.
“Politics in college is a big plus as it brings order and creates a good atmosphere of friendship and cordiality between the seniors and juniors.
www.arabtimesonline.com /arabtimes/kuwait/Viewdet.asp?ID=8875&cat=a   (629 words)

 U.S. Oil Politics in the "Kuwait of Africa" by Ken Silverstein
The political picture is as grim as the economic one.
The political thaw has come in response to intense lobbying from the oil industry, which has sought to portray Obiang as a born-again reformer and, more credibly, Equatorial Guinea as a potentially huge new source of oil.
He is dubious of the government's political "opening," particularly as the oil bonanza has left Obiang less dependent on the kindness of foreign donors.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Oil_watch/Kuwait_of_Africa.html   (5799 words)

 IAI Group - Franchising in Kuwait To-Day!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kuwait Master Franchisees are so solid financially, Where inadequate development funds often sabotage Master Franchisees in other parts of the world.
Kuwait is considered to be one of the leading economies in the Middle East Area and is headed to be one of the most promising markets for Franchising, because of its unique culture, consumer behaviour and the new development plans (after invasion).
The internationalisation of the companies throughout the Middle East and Kuwait as in other regions of the world, will bring about further changes in attitudes and life-styles, whereas new businesses will continue to increase their presence in Kuwait.
www.contactkuwait.com /iai/franchising/index.html   (619 words)

 AllRefer.com - Kuwait - Kuwait -- Society - Population | Kuwaiti Information Resource
In the summer of 1990, Kuwait had an estimated population of 2,155,000.
The importance of foreign workers to the economy in the postWorld War II period is difficult to exaggerate.
Although the most important social division in the country is between citizens and foreigners, the indigenous population is internally divided along a number of lines as well.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/kuwait/kuwait22.html   (1090 words)

 Kuwait - Politics
Had the amir returned quickly to Kuwait, stood above the factions, and appealed to the natural desire of a population tired by war to retreat from politics to the private world of reunited families, he might have scuttled the prodemocracy movement and reimposed a relatively benign authoritarianism.
Whereas Kuwait historically has not experienced heavy-handed government, pockets of its population (some foreigners and Shia) have felt the heavier hand of the state at times.
Jill Crystal's Kuwait: The Transformation of an Oil State offers a general overview of Kuwait; her Oil and Politics in the Gulf provides a more analytical survey of Kuwaiti politics.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-7604.html   (1006 words)

 www.delawareonline.com : The News Journal : LOCAL : At A Glance: KUWAIT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kuwait is a small, rich and relatively open economy with proved crude-oil reserves of 94 billion barrels - 10 percent of the world's reserves.
Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq in August 1990.
Kuwait is believed to have been part of an early civilization in the third millennium B.C. Historical traces disappeared about the first millennium B.C. At the beginning of the 18th century, the Anizah tribe of central Arabia founded Kuwait City.
www.delawareonline.com /newsjournal/local/2003/05/11ataglancekuwait.html   (687 words)

 Kuwait Appoints First Female Cabinet Member - New York Times
Mubarak, 54, is a political science professor at Kuwait University and has been a leading advocate for women's rights in the country.
Kuwait also appointed two women to its municipal council last week for the first time.
Kuwait's Parliament granted women full political rights on May 16, making way for them to vote and run in parliamentary elections for the first time in the country's history.
www.nytimes.com /2005/06/12/international/middleeast/12cnd-kuwait.html?ex=1276228800&en=7c6dd16adbff1c9c&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&pagewanted=all   (498 words)

 Kuwait braces for security threats | csmonitor.com
Hussein is a unifying factor in Kuwait, where even moderate Islamists prefer to turn a blind eye to the presence of US troops.But that does not stop Kuwaitis from voicing their suspicions of Washington's ultimate agenda for the Middle East.
Shafeeq Ghabra, a professor of politics at Kuwait University, says domestic attacks being carried out by Kuwaitis is a "very minor factor," due to the national hatred for Hussein.
At noon yesterday, Kuwait City rang with the chilling wail of an air-raid siren, the latest precautionary exercise undertaken by the Kuwaiti Civil Defense.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0123/p06s02-woiq.html   (1144 words)

 Kuwait: Goverment, Law, Politics : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
It has unique documentation on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, as well as a bibliography of publications on the history, politics and society of Kuwait.
This is an official site that was put together by the Ministry of Communication of Kuwait and a number of international carriers to provide general information about Kuwait.
Kuwait’s Ministry of Planning is a major source of statistics and information on all aspects of life in Kuwait.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/amed/kuwait/resources/kuwait-government.html   (1511 words)

 Docuticker » Pushing Toward Party Politics: Kuwait’s Islamic Constitutional Movement
“Kuwait’s Islamic Constitutional Movement (ICM), founded in 1991, is a relatively new political actor in Kuwait.
Yet by the standards of regional Islamist movements, it is one of the most experienced in parliamentary and electoral politics.
Kuwaiti political history suggests strong reasons for skepticism—the opposition has never been able to maintain a united front for long, and the Kuwaiti government has tools at its disposal to disperse, placate, and even exclude dissenters.
www.docuticker.com /?p=10964   (228 words)

 Arabic News Weekly Edition for Kuwait, 1/4/1999
The governments of Jordan and Kuwait have started on Monday a real step toward bringing about political closeness, easing tensions that came up in 1990-1991, during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait when Jordan supported Iraq.
The regional representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Bernard Beverly, who supervises talks between Kuwait and Iraq said on Monday in Kuwait that the meeting scheduled to be held on Monday to discuss the Kuwaitis who have been missing since the Iraqi - Kuwaiti war was postponed for an indefinite period.
Kuwait Deputy Premier and Minister of State for Cabinet affairs Abdul Aziz al-Dakhil will arrive in Amman today in preparation for a major detente in relations between the two countries.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Weekly/Kuwait/19990104.html   (478 words)

 JURIST - Kuwait
The panel's head, MP Saleh Ashour [Kuwait Politics Database profile, in English and Arabic], revealed that the bill would make....
Kuwait high court upholds acquittals of former Guantanamo detainees
Kuwait court sentences 6 Islamists to death for 2005 clash; jails Australian
jurist.law.pitt.edu /countries/kuwait.php   (675 words)

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