Kuwait is a member of both the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and the GCC. Additionally, it is considered by many to be the most politically dynamic country in the Gulf, which has afforded it strong foundations to help tackle recent issues concerning parliamentary elections and accountability; it has also played a key mediating role in the 2017 diplomatic crisis between Qatar on one side and Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain on the other. By continuing with economic diversification efforts and reducing dependence on oil revenues, Kuwait is also adding momentum to several large infrastructure projects. The tabled projects are set to further integrate the country into the global economy.
This chapter contains a viewpoint from Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah and an interview with Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah.