Other notable Kuwaiti artists include Sami Mohammad, Thuraya Al-Baqsami and Suzan Bushnaq.The government organizes various arts festivals, including the Al Qurain Cultural Festival and Formative Arts Festival.
Kuwait is a constitutional state with a semi-democratic political system.
It has a high income economy backed by the world's sixth largest oil reserves.
In the 1980s, Kuwait experienced a period of geopolitical instability and an economic crisis following the stock market crash.
In 1990, Kuwait was invaded, and later annexed, by Saddam’s Iraq.
The goal of the Saudi economic and military attacks on Kuwait was to annex as much of Kuwait's territory as possible.
At the Uqair conference in 1922, the boundaries of Kuwait and Najd were set; as a result of British interference, Kuwait had no representative at the Uqair conference.
This massive growth attracted many foreign workers, especially from Palestine, India, and Egypt – with the latter being particularly political within the context of the Arab Cold War.
In June 1961, Kuwait became independent with the end of the British protectorate and the sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah became an Emir.
As they retreated, Iraqi forces carried out a scorched earth policy by setting oil wells on fire.