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To Egypt with love

When I was a child, I heard about a place called Egypt, a place they called and still call the ‘Mother of the World.’ Everything’s magical and mystical when we…

Rainfall damage

Kuwait has been blessed with a lot of rainfall this year (yes, it is a blessing in its own way). I know that although the rain brings a lot of…

Are we doing enough for Kuwait?

I was recently asked if I still believe in the important role of the National Assembly to improve the lives of people. I am convinced of the need for the…

Reconstructing hope; restoring childhoods

Children never create wars but sadly they happen to be the worst victims of wars! Today as geopolitical tensions are peaking and the refugee crisis has snowballed into a full-blown…

Are we doing enough for Kuwait?

I was recently asked if I still believe in the important role of the National Assembly to improve the lives of people. I am convinced of the need for the…

The big test

People love winter and the rainy season, since we rarely get rain. But this year, heavy rainstorms flooded several major roads in Kuwait on Friday and Saturday, for the second…

No dancing allowed!

Missy Elliott sang, “Music makes you lose control, music makes you lose control.” Music does make you lose control, but it does make you want to move, to dance, to…

Are we racist?

Racism often comes in the form of treating some individuals differently – socially and legally – and making distinctions between people on the basis of color or ethnic affiliation. This…

Six thinking hats, anyone?

What are the six thinking hats? And is there a thinking turban for us Arabs? Edward de Bono wrote a groundbreaking series of books that can enhance the effectiveness of…

Intellectual property protection

Last week I was honored to welcome delegates from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to the bar association in Kuwait for discussion on intellectual property rights around the world…

The Amir’s clear statement

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah made a clear statement last week at the inauguration of the new term of the National Assembly, saying: “Motivated by the…

The air we breathe is free: For locals and expats (aka an open letter)

Dear You-Know-Who, You may not remember me. I met you years ago when I was visiting someone who was volunteering at our local orphanage. I recall you mentioning how you…

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