Regions / Bahrain
The United States needs to halt its assistance to Bahrain until the country implements promised democratic reforms.
While Washington publicly advocates for open dialogue and reform between Bahrain's regime and the opposition, its policy has so far avoided exerting any real pressure on the kingdom to achieve these ends.
Thanks to the crackdown, Bahrain is increasingly riven by sectarianism, with a more energized Sunni minority and a discredited Shia parliamentary bloc.
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This month the United States lifted restrictions on a host of sales to the moderate Crown Prince of Bahrain in hopes of increasing his influence in the government.
President Obama promised that he'd stop buttressing autocratic regimes, but Bahrain's popular revolt is still being crushed.
As it criticizes Russia for its military support of Syria, the Obama administration should reexamine its relationship with Bahrain.
Despite a pause on most security cooperation with Bahrain, the United States is still supplying it with boats.