POMEPS Brief #28— The Gulf’s Escalating Sectarianism On January 2, Saudi Arabia executed 47 men, including prominent cleric and political activist Nimr al-Nimr. This sparked immediate backlash, especially among domestic and global Shiite communities. Unfortunately, such rising sectarian tensions are nothing
A suicide bomber targeted a Shiite mosque in Kuwait during Friday prayers today, killing at least four people and injuring several others. An Islamic State affiliated group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place at the Imam Sadeq
Kuwait’s Moment of Truth POMEPS Briefing 15 – November 1, 2012 Last night’s violent clashes in Kuwait have brought its long-brewing political crisis to a dangerous point. It did not have to be this way, in a Gulf state that
Nathan J. Brown is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is the author of several books, including The Dynamics of Democratization; Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords; and Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World.