05/10/2011 11:55 am ET Updated Jul 10, 2011

Bahrain Could Prove Crucial To The Outcome Of Arab Uprisings

Given the civil war in Libya and serial massacres of opposition demonstrators in Syria , it's not surprising that another ugly campaign of repression, in the Persian Gulf emirate of Bahrain, hasn't gotten much attention. In its own way, however, Bahrain could prove crucial to the outcome of this year's Arab uprisings -- and to whether it advances or damages the strategic interests of the United States.

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