Since the opening of the Kuwaiti Parliament’s current session on December 19, 2017 opposition members of parliament have moved aggressively to stymie the government’s austerity agenda. These efforts appear to have raised serious concerns within Kuwait’s government. While it has implemented austerity measures, the extent of opposition hampers government attempts to allay public concern over Kuwait’s long-term prosperity. Compounding these domestic concerns are important regional issues, including the fall of oil prices from historic highs, the ever-present threat of malign Iranian influence, and tensions among Kuwait’s Gulf Arab neighbors, which will soon enter their eighth month. Given that the government’s efforts to strike a bargain with the opposition have failed, there is an elevated chance that the coming months will see the Kuwaiti executive take stronger legislative and executive action to ensure the implementation of its austerity agenda. This may include dissolving Parliament, a crackdown on corruption, or attempting to circumvent the Parliament to implement laws.