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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “What’s next for Kuwait after the death of its ruler? | Inside Story” – below is their description.
The Emir of Kuwait, Skeikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, was one of the last of the Arab world’s old guard, the architect of Kuwait’s foreign policy for more than 50 years. When he passed away on Tuesday at the age of 91, it left a void in the country, and the Gulf more broadly, that few other figures can fill. Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom Guests: Bader Al Saif – Kuwait University and the Carnegie Middle East Center. Abdullah Baabood – Visiting Professor at Waseda University, Tokyo. Dania Thafer – Directo, Gulf International Forum. –Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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