U.S. Fails to Use Leverage on Bahrain

by Matar E. Matar Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Fifth Fleet, is a key U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or IS). It is also an authoritarian island kingdom that continues to crack down on its… Continue Reading  

Bahraini Crown Prince Dialogue Generates Optimism

by Emile Nakhleh Bahraini, Arab, and international media have assessed the dialogue meetings Crown Prince Salman held with opposition representatives Jan. 15 positively and expressed cautious optimism about his ability to bring about genuine civic peace in that embattled country.… Continue Reading  

U.S. Urged to Lean Harder on Bahrain’s Ruling Family

by Jim Lobe via IPS News On the eve of the second anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain, the administration of President Barack Obama is being urged to press the royal family to make genuine compromises with the predominantly Shi’a… Continue Reading