WEB-800x600RAI Institute is a private, independent, institute and think tank for research and strategic studies that is dedicated to providing new insights through fact-based research and analysis.

Founded in January 2014, our institute is committed to strengthening democratic institutions, promoting sustainable economic policy, and advancing civil society in Kuwait and the region. Our goal is to create and support constructive discourse on the key issues that face Kuwait by providing objective insights on past, current and forecasted future challenges and to inform policy makers on optimal solutions.

Our institute produces timely, impartial, and independent research and analysis, by collaborating with domain experts and thought leaders in the academic, political and business communities.

RAI Institute advocates for reform in the political, economic and social spheres through the production of rigorous analysis of national issues, the publication of articles, and by providing an independent forum in which decision-makers and interested individuals alike can interact in an open environment. Our think tank aims to become an essential source of data, information, and intelligence for its members and partners, as well as key decision makers, governmental and parliamentary officials, and members of the general public.

RI Insights

Implications of One Belt, One Road for Sino-Arabian Gulf Trade

Dubai: In late 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled the One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR), an ambitious two-pronged plan that aimed to assert China’s growing developmental (more...)

Saudi Licensing: New Challenges and New Opportunities

Kuwait: Saudi Arabia’s uniqueness in being the only country in the world that banned women from driving ended 26 September 2017 with King Salman’s female licensure Decree, in force on June 2018. (more...)