Regions / Bahrain
The United States is going ahead with an arms sale to Bahrain despite Congressional opposition and criticism from human rights observers.
Medical ethics has a long and honorable history that U.S. officials and medical professionals must uphold for the doctors and nurses in Bahrain.
Bahrain has suppressed its protest movement with the help of Saudi Arabia and the United States.
A chilly reception for the Arab Spring in the Persian Gulf shows the strength of the U.S.-Saudi "special relationship."
The proxy struggle between the United States and Iran has spread to Bahrain. But this Cold War ignores the silent understanding the two rivals have forged against a common enemy in Afghanistan.
Just how American bullets make their way into Bahraini guns, into weapons used by troops suppressing pro-democracy protesters, opens a wider window into the shadowy relationships between the Pentagon and a number of autocratic states in the Arab world.
The non-violent pro-democracy struggle in Bahrain has failed to gain support from the Obama administration.
Recent elections in Bahrain and Egypt reflect a growing tendency among Islamist groups to turn away from the disruptive and toward the democratic.