Interview with Emile Nakhleh on Bahrain

by Bahrain Mirror Two decades after sitting on the throne, Bahrain looks like a wounded corpse waiting for a savior. During the year when King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa assumed power in 1999, the country’s public debt stood at… Continue Reading  

Bahrain: Drop Charges in Rights Defender’s Case

by Human Rights Watch The following statement was issued on December 18, 2018 by 57 rights groups, including Human Rights Watch:

New Year Not Likely Happy for Leading Gulf Rights Defenders

by Joe Stork  It’s been a grim 2018 for partisans of free expression in the Gulf. The gruesome murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi by henchmen of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman rightly commanded headlines. More bad news looms,… Continue Reading  

Bahrain’s Unending Shia Repression

by Emile Nakhleh Amid the Saudi-caused horrific human tragedy in Yemen and the ongoing investigation into the premeditated murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the Bahraini regime has imposed a life sentence on Shia cleric Sheikh… Continue Reading  

Bahraini Narratives About the United States

by Giorgio Cafiero The eruption of Bahrain’s political crisis seven-and-a-half years ago marked a watershed in Manama-Washington relations. It also transformed how both Bahrain’s regime and its Shia-dominated opposition viewed the United States. For decades, Bahrain’s leadership has seen the… Continue Reading