There is no reason to believe that the propensity of states to utilize covert action will decrease with time; rather, it is sure to increase, particularly given the number and complexity of regional conflicts and the rise of non-state actors.
Bahrain, ruled by a Sunni minority and home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, is the Arab world's forgotten revolution. Despite the governments use of torture and brutal crushing of the popular uprising, America continues to sign weapon deals and the Ryan-sponsored trade agreement.
World Magazine Trends 11-12 saw weak prospects for recovery of the magazine industry in the Middle East and Africa in the coming years, and the United States is projected to lose ground in adspend, as it was hit hard by the economic downturn.
While time drags on without meaningful reform, the protests across Bahrain intensify, some of which have developed a violent edge. The regime needs to find something better than its current Ostrich Strategy if it's to convince anyone that it is serious about reform.
When a government that is cracking down on peaceful protest is armed by the United States, that is seen as a tacit U.S. endorsement of the government's actions, and as a green light to proceed with its crackdown.
How exactly do you convince a population that's energized by having at long last deposed a dictator to hold off on elections until the conditions are right? Who decides what those conditions are and when they are present in sufficient strength?
Arguably, part of being a contemporary architect is being aware of projects and competitions happening all over the world. Living in a city like New Y...
Women like Leena Al Olaimy are helping shape the future of the Middle East. In addition to her consulting work, she plays a key role in working with youth.
More than 1,500 prisoners are currently observing an open-ended hunger strike in defense of basic human rights. Is it possible that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could say a few words about this situation?
It's become an annual must read to take the pulse of where they are, but this year's edition of "Arab Media Outlook 2011-2015" (AMO) goes further to s...
The U.S. is obstructing justice, perpetuating human rights violations and supporting a leader who, like Assad, has turned his back on his own people and lied to the world about it.
There they sit, squeezed onto two benches in Bahrain's criminal court: the 20 medics who were tortured into making false confessions.
To approve the Bahrain request "sends the wrong message by giving any type of military equipment to Bahrain while the Bahraini government fails to meet its human rights obligations and promises."
The optimism generated by the Arab spring is now giving way to anxieties about where these changes are taking Arab societies. The idealism of the you...
With delicious irony, the Government of Bahrain sent out a press release last week declaring that it "welcomes visits by all human rights organization...