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Monthly Archives: May 2006

Kuwait’s political turmoil

by Raymond Barrett for OpenDemocracy The dissolution of Kuwait’s parliament and the calling of early elections reflect developing social and economic fissures in the Gulf emirate, says Raymond Barrett. The dismissal of Kuwait’s parliament on 21 May 2006 by the country’s emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, brought an abrupt end to an unusually stormy week [...]

Iran through Arab eyes

by Raymond Barrett for OpendDemocracy The Tehran regime’s fiery rhetoric and strategic ambitions impact strongly on its Arab neighbours, explains Raymond Barrett in Kuwait. Since the 1979 overthrow of the Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the Islamic Republic of Iran has had a fractious relationship with other countries in the middle east. Twenty-seven years on, the [...]

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