Finlandization: is the influence that one powerful country may have on the policies of a smaller neighboring country.
Quoting from Wikipedia:
During the period of Finlandization freedom of speech was limited. Public libraries removed from circulation books, more than 1,700 titles, that were deemed anti-Soviet and bookstores were given catalogs of banned books. The Finnish Board of Film Classification likewise banned movies that it considered to be anti-Soviet. Banned movies included The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer in 1962, and Born American by Finnish director Renny Harlin in 1986.
Is history repeating itself? Is Kuwait being gradually Finlandized because of its powerful neighbors?