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Future of Kuwait-Iran relations

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Future of Kuwait-Iran relations.

Kuwait has expelled fifteen Iranian diplomats and submitted a formal letter of protest to the Lebanese government as the fallout from the ‘Abdali affair’ reverberates around the state. In addition to impacting the bilateral relationship between Kuwait and Iran, the affair underscores Kuwait’s vulnerability to external fissures that connect domestic Kuwaiti politics with broader regional upheaval, writes fellow Kristian Coates Ulrichsen. Click here to read the article in Eurasia Review, originally published by Gulf State Analytics.