Abdullah K. Al Shayji
Dr. Al Shayji is the former chairman of the political science department at Kuwait University and visiting scholar at the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at George Washington University, Washington, DC. He is the former political adviser to the speaker of the Kuwaiti parliament and its foreign-relations committee. He would like to thank Professor F. Gregory Gause III of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University for his comments on the first draft of this article.
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