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- Author: Michael Rubin
- Publication Date: 08-2013
- Content Type: Policy Brief
- Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
- Abstract: Kuwait is perhaps America's closest Arab ally; it remains the only country in the Middle East on whose behalf the United States went to war. Although the Islamic Republic of Iran has at times tried to leverage Kuwait's large Shi'ite minority against the Kuwaiti state, it has mostly been unsuccessful. Indeed, Kuwait's Shi'ite community has repeatedly worked to prove its loyalty to Kuwait. Recent political instability, however, is again opening the door for sectarian forces to undermine Kuwait and, by extension, an important pillar of US defense strategy.
- Topic: Conflict Prevention, Defense Policy, Islam, Bilateral Relations, Sectarian violence
- Political Geography: United States, Iran, Middle East, Arabia