February 13, 2017

Diwan on Kuwait

AGSIW Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on economic pressures in Kuwait for The National: “Kuwait is unique in the Gulf as the parliament can serve as a real vehicle for populist politics, where citizens can defend their entitlements.” She continued, “This means necessary increases in fees and cuts in subsidies get thrown on to the backs of non-citizens. Failures in government, especially the inability to expand public services for a growing population, escalate the competition over resources.”