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.
While Bahraini prisoners of conscience languish in jail cells, will U.S. and Bahraini officials continue with business as usual? Or will there be consequences for the relationship when a U.S. military ally represses its citizens?
While some commentators have recently been ringing the death knell of the Bahrain uprising, there is one place where the Bahraini government and their apologists have entirely failed to impose their authority: online.
The Bahrain government has concentrated on creating bureaucratic processes for implementation instead of producing real change that can be felt by those peacefully pressing for reform.
This past September the U.S. carried out a massive joint naval exercise in the Gulf. Many countries practiced what they would do to keep the Straits open in the event of hostilities -- but, apparently, not China. Which is kind of ironic -- Why?
Arab monarchs pride themselves on having largely managed discontent in their countries. Yet, in the shadow of the civil war in Syria, it's monarchies like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain that are on the cusp of the region's transition from autocracy to more open political systems.