Barack Obama's Mideast speech shows that the United States has not yet adapted to the regional realities brought about by the Arab Spring.
Posts Tagged: Bahrain
The Gulf regimes are using the threat of Iran as an excuse to crack down on democratic protests -- and the United States is going along.
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.