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What would you like to know about Kuwait? Below are some links that will answer most of your questions.

If you don't find the specific information you want, click on "Reference" to the left, select the appropriate specialized collection from the links provided, and search for Kuwait. When using the reference sources, note the date of the most recent update. Some information, such as the names of current government officials, may be out of date.

General Background:

  1. Library of Congress Foreign Area Handbook
    Authoritative discussions of Kuwait's history, society, culture, economy, security. Also summaries of the historical setting of the Persian Gulf, the role of Islam, Gulf wars, and much more.

  2. Environmental Impact of the Gulf War on Kuwait
    Trade and Environment Database.


  1. Kuwait Politics Database
    An extensive collection of information on all aspects of Kuwaiti politics, in both English and Arabic, by Michael Herb of Georgia State Univ.

  2. Kuwait News Agency
    Provides a detailed analysis of the Iraqi invasion in 1990 and its aftermath, including environmental damage. Photos. Links to Kuwait-based web sites. In Arabic.

What's New on the Web:

  1. Web sites relating to Kuwait, compiled by Yahoo
    Includes access to chat groups, news, and specialized web pages as well as a listing of universities, government organizations, and cultural and social resources.

National Press:


Human Rights:

  1. Human Rights Watch
    Click on Kuwait.

  2. State Department Human Rights Reports
    Search for Kuwait.

Oil/Energy & Commerce:

  1. US Department of Energy
    Energy profile. Search for Kuwait.

  2. Economic and Trade Practices
    US State Department Reports. Search for Kuwait.


  1. Kuwait : Recovery and Security After the Gulf War (Csis Middle East Dynamic Net Assessment) by Anthony H. Cordesman (1997)

  2. The Making of the Modern Gulf States : Kuwait, Bahrain, Quatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman by Rosemarie Said Zahlan, Roger Owen (1999)

  3. Shifting Lines in the Sand : Kuwait's Elusive Frontier With Iraq by David H. Finnie (1992)

  4. BEDOONS OF KUWAIT by Human Rights Watch Staff (1995)

  5. The Financial Markets of the Arabian Gulf by Jean-Francois Seznec (1987)

  6. History of Eastern Arabia, 1750-1800 : The Rise and Development of Bahrain, Kuwait and Wahhabi Saudi Arabia by Ahmad M. Abu-Hakima (1988)

General Background


What's New on the Web

National Press


Human Rights

Oil/Energy & Commerce


School of International & Public Affairs

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