One of the world's wealthiest countries, Kuwait was a major ship-building hub in the 18th and 19th centuries. A British protectorate in the first half of the 20th century, and then briefly annexed by Iraq in 1990, Kuwait is today a major oil producer. It also wields significant cultural influence in its region through its popular movies and soaps, and is known as the Hollywood of the Gulf.

The Great Lie of the First Gulf War

A Kuwaiti girl named Nayirah helped galvanize the nation toward war in 1990.

Escaping Occupied Kuwait: History's Largest Air Evacuation

India had 176,000 nationals in Kuwait when Iraq invaded in 1990.

Meet the One-Stop Shop Queen of Kuwait

Entrepreneur and self-described grocery fanatic Noor Al Qatami is revolutionizing her country’s food retail scene.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Visit a Centuries-Old Kuwaiti Island Turned Ghost Town

Failaka Island is a rare place where the histories of ancient Greece and the first Gulf War collide.

Citizens of Nowhere

Imagine living without a nationality, ID or passport.

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