The revolving door to Kuwait’s oil ministry has ejected another minister, with Isam al-Marzuq replaced barely 12 months into the job. His replacement, Bakhit al-Rashidi, has been promoted from CEO of Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI) and is Kuwait’s sixth oil minister in five years.

The move was part of a cabinet overhaul completed 11 December, following the previous body’s mass resignation in October in the face of parliamentary opposition (MEES, 3 November)....