With tension building on both shores of the Gulf, the stakes are high for regional governments as well as the international community as they could threaten shipping in the Straits of Hormuz as well as create domestic turmoil in both the Gulf states and Iran.
This Saturday Manchester United legend Denis Law is going to Bahrain to promote the 2013 Manchester United Soccer School. While Law is there promoting the school, it might be nice if he went to see the family of Ahmad Shams.
Washington has been relatively muted about the Bahrain crackdown. While the United States sent observers to the joint trial of human rights defenders Abu Deeb and Jalila al Salman, it has not publicly stated whether it thinks their trial met international standards.
The 20th century witnessed a string of influential women who have impacted the world of Western art from Gertrude Stein to Peggy Guggenheim. Perhaps unknown to some even in the arts field, a mixture of native and expatriate women across the Arab Gulf States have also played a major role.
Reporters Without Borders has been investigating countries that operate some of the most restrictive and oppressive areas of cyberspace. Syria and Iran join China, Bahrain and Vietnam on top of the list of five spy state. But how do they manage it?
by Daniel Calingaert Executive Vice President Authoritarian regimes around the world are exporting their worst practices and working together to re...
The echo of Martin Luther King's words has travelled across oceans, through the walls and metal bars of a Bahraini prison, and into the overcrowded and filthy cell I sit in.
In the U.S., pundits may tweet about Syria. But average citizens in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Syria are risking their lives because of what they tweet. Yet, they still choose to engage.
No one knows exactly how many Bahrainis are living in hiding within the kingdom. It's thought that dozens are on the run from authorities, who stand ready to jail them for their part in the protests. Hundreds more have been imprisoned after sham trials.
Arab youth are more concerned about fair pay, home ownership, and a decent life than democracy, according to a survey that analyzed data from 12 countries.
To date, only presidents have fallen from power during the Arab Awakening -- no king has fallen from his throne. Arab monarchies are of course not immune to the forces that brought down some of their republican counterparts, so why have they all thus far survived?
This Thursday, former senator Chuck Hagel will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee to seek confirmation as secretary of defense. While h...
In 2012, @hrw sent over 2,000 tweets and a quarter of a million new people started following the feed. Human Rights Watch has over 100 staff actively tweeting human rights developments around the world.
As 2012 winds down, it is time again to reflect on the year’s human rights developments. How did the world do following an eventful 2011?
Over the past two years, since the events in Tunisia which lead to a growing movement towards what many hoped would be more democratic societies, women who have been at the forefront of these movements are now finding themselves left out of the process of creating new constitutions.
Kim Kardashian, a swanky shindig at D.C.'s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, a high-powered Washington PR firm, and the US 5th Fleet -- featured players in the newest reality show? Perhaps -- but a show with very high stakes for those willing to speak out in the tiny Persian Gulf Kingdom of Bahrain.