Can A Soccer Tournament Help End The Gulf Cooperation Council Crisis?

By Khalid Al-Jaber and Giorgio Cafiero Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain’s football associations recently announced that they would participate in the Arabian Gulf Cup football tournament, which begins tomorrow. As many experts have posited, the reversal… Continue Reading  

Bahrain Follows U.S. Lead on Executions

by Brian Dooley Citing the existence of the death penalty in the United States as justification, Bahrain’s government executed political prisoners Ali al-Arab and Ahmed al-Malali by firing squad on the morning of Saturday, July 27. Another man was also… Continue Reading  

An Uncomfortable Alliance: The United States and Bahrain

by Thomas W. Lippman Every year in late winter or early spring, the commander of all U.S. military forces in the Middle East and Central and South Asia delivers an extensive report to Congress about operations, strategy, planning, and training… Continue Reading  

Will Bahrain Disappear Beneath the Waves?

by Austin Bodetti Climate change threatens all the Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf, but rising sea levels have endangered one in particular: Bahrain. As a small island country, Bahrain remains just as vulnerable to the perils of coastal erosion,… Continue Reading  

Formula One Whitewashes Bahrain Repression

by Joe Stork Najah Yusuf, a 42-year-old mother of four, has been languishing in a Bahraini jail for nearly two years ever since intelligence officers found messages on her cell phone promoting anti-government protests. At her trial, which in June… Continue Reading