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John Timoney and the Kingdom of Bahrain: White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution

Kris Hermes | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In 2011, the Kingdom hired PR wizard and former police chief John Timoney, who is well-known for his repressive police tactics used against political dissidents in the U.S. More than two years after the uprising, Timoney's contract is nearly up and the assessment in Bahrain is bleak.

Bahrain's Rulers Avoid Fiasco, But National Crisis Endures

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

By Alexander Dziadosz MANAMA, April 21 (Reuters) - Bahrain's rulers can breathe a sigh of relief after a prized Formula One race went ...

The Power of Apathy

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Shahid Mahmood

On an Air Canada flight a few weeks ago, I sat in front of a group of Cenovus oil rig workmen. Before take-off, two of the workmen proceeded to viciou...

What I Learned at the Airport in Bahrain

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

The U.S. government could speak openly and directly about what is going on in Bahrain, and the sky wouldn't fall. But it might be "inconvenient." So the U.S. government is not going to speak openly and directly, unless there is some real public pressure.

Joshua Hersh

Congressmen Confront Bahrain Over Recent NGO Visa Restrictions | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.03.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- With the first anniversary of the popular uprising, and subsequent suppression, in Bahrain fast approaching, a number of human rights or...

Arms and Bahrain

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.25.2012 | World
Christopher Brauchli

The question is why the United States was even thinking of selling arms to Bahrain. The answer can be found in the fact that the United States is the number one arms supplier in the world and to maintain its status it cannot be judgmental about the conduct of its customers.

Iran Escalates Tensions With U.S. Over Persian Gulf

Geneive Abdo | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Geneive Abdo

Iran's perception of the United States' declining power in the Middle East and its dream of capitalizing on regional instability have provoked two actions in recent days.

Bloomberg: Torture In Bahrain Aided By Nokia Siemens

Bloomberg | Posted 10.24.2011 | World

The interrogation of Abdul Ghani Al Khanjar followed a pattern. First, Bahraini jailers armed with stiff rubber hoses beat the 39-year-old school a...

Renewed Protests In Bahrain: 'We Want Freedom'

Posted 09.28.2011 | World

MANAMA, July 29 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands marched outside Bahrain's capital Manama on Friday to protest against the results of a "National Dialogu...

Bahrain and the True Face of US Foreign Policy

Iara Lee | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Iara Lee

Bahrain is the face of a US foreign policy not guided by any benign democratic principles, but by opportunism.

West Turns Blind Eye To Bahrain Crackdown

Posted 07.09.2011 | World

The fate of Bahrain's protest movement is a stark reminder of how Western and regional power politics can trump reformist yearnings, even in an Arab w...

Hunger Strike Declared by Bahrain Human Rights Activist

Leah McElrath | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
Leah McElrath

Zainab al-Khawaja is grateful she and her family had some warning about her father's coming arrest by government security forces in Bahrain. She's gra...

How the Tiny Kingdom of Bahrain Strong-Armed the President of the United States

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Turse

Just how American bullets make their way into Bahraini guns opens a wider window into the shadowy relationships between the Pentagon and a number of autocratic states in the Arab world.

Talkin' About a Revolution

Yehuda Berg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yehuda Berg

The proof is all over the news. If I said it once, I'll say it again: We have the power to change everything. In the Middle East, where an individual...

Dramatic Photos Of Bahrain's Deadly Anti-Government Protests

Posted 08.11.2011 | World

Soldiers opened fire Friday on thousands of Bahraini protesters, who defied a government ban in an effort to topple the Gulf nation's Western-allied m...

Everything You Need To Know About Bahrain

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Witnesses say Bahrain security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters as the violence in Manama continues as part of a bold attempt to ...