The Kingdom of Bahrain is the smallest country in the Middle East. It is an island in the Persian Gulf connected to Saudi Arabia by a causeway. It is home to the largest US Naval base in the region, which...
The last time I saw Anna Therese Day we were both attending a conference in Dubai. That was just last month, in February. I hopped a plane back home to the United States. She went to Bahrain. She was soon...
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The first authoritative account of Bahrain's Arab spring gone terribly awry.
It seems that Bahrain is well on its way of becoming the Zimbabwe of the Gulf: increasingly brutal to dissenters at home, and increasingly unconcerned about its image abroad.
For the third time in three years, Bahraini citizens are protesting the Formula One Grand Prix. And it looks like for the second time in two years, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile will ignore massive human and civil rights repression and let the race go as planned.
Maryam Al-Khawaja is better known as @MARYAMALKHAWAJA, a prolific tweeter about human rights issues in her home country of Bahrain. She will make a landmark visit there tomorrow.
It's been exactly one year since #Feb14 became the online rallying cry of citizens in Bahrain. What's happened since then and a thank you to the Twitter users who helped us track the uprising and the violent suppression that followed.
The continued supply of weapons to repressive regimes is nothing new, but it does highlight the need for a globally binding Arms Trade Treaty that restricts transfers to human rights abusers.