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Kuwait’s Role in the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Diplomatic Crisis

Kevin Dupont (F19) publishes article in the Michigan Journal of Public Affairs on the State of Kuwait's role as a mediator in the cold conflict with State of Qatar.

On June 5, 2017, a coalition of Muslim-majority countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Bahrain, and Kuwait severed diplomatic ties with the State of Qatar, an unexpected move to even the most senior experts in the region. This piece will analyze the role of the State of Kuwait as a mediator in this cold conflict, and how the development policy of the Kuwaiti government could signify a decline in their involvement with GCC affairs.

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