This book assesses the dynamics of Kuwaiti foreign policy since 1961 and explores the role of Kuwait as a small state in international politics. It analyzes the impact of ideology, religion, and value systems on Kuwaiti foreign policy as well as the impact of domestic forces on political actors.
1. Historical Overview and Foreign Policy Goals 2. Self-Defense and Survival (1961–1963) 3. Pragmatism and Balance (1963–1979) 4. Ambivalence and Tilting (1979–1986) 5. Anxiety and Uncertainty (1987–1989) 6. Conclusion and Prospects: Domestic Stability and International Outlook