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

Egypt’s new New Cairo just another failure

Beirut: The still yet to be named new capital of Egypt will soon join the ranks of the country’s urban planning failures. It is merely another of President Abdel Fatah el Sisi’s grand schemes (more...)


Kuwait: Since late 2010 there have been major political changes in Kuwait. These events continue to challenge the policies of successive Kuwaiti governments to come up with a strategy to both redirect and contain social (more...)