Posts Tagged: Bahrain
Chuck Hagel's paeans to "political reform" in the Gulf must have sounded strange to political prisoners in repressive Bahrain, where he delivered his remarks.
As unrest simmers in the Middle East and the United States edges toward detente with Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia are trying to ride out the storm together.
The United States needs to halt its assistance to Bahrain until the country implements promised democratic reforms.
Thanks to the crackdown, Bahrain is increasingly riven by sectarianism, with a more energized Sunni minority and a discredited Shia parliamentary bloc.
Bahrain finds an off-label use for tear gas as chemical warfare.
A new documentary portrays the least famous and least successful of the Arab revolts.
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.