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Brian Dooley

Egyptians Vote for New Constitution

Brian Dooley | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

In Egypt, it's hard to find anyone -- or anyone who knows anyone -- who voted against the new constitution. I've only heard of two instances.

Scenes From a Bahraini "Courtroom"

Brian Dooley | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Brian Dooley

There they sit, squeezed onto two benches in Bahrain's criminal court: the 20 medics who were tortured into making false confessions.

Was it Something I Said?

Brian Dooley | Posted 03.18.2012 | World
Brian Dooley

With delicious irony, the Government of Bahrain sent out a press release last week declaring that it "welcomes visits by all human rights organization...

U.S. Giving Undue Deference to Bassiouni Commission Report

Brian Dooley | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Brian Dooley

The U.S. Government appears to have too many eggs in the Bassiouni basket. It's the standard the Bahraini Government wants to be judged by, and the U.S. should not so readily agree.

Activists Continue to Take Stand in Bahrain Despite Hostile Crackdown

Brian Dooley | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Brian Dooley

Bahrainis who stand up publicly to promote human rights risk harassment and arrest. Human rights defenders remain in constant jeopardy from the Bahraini dictatorship. Despite those threats, they continue to document human rights abuses and work for political freedom.

U.S. and the Middle East Uprisings: Time to Get on the Right Side of History

Brian Dooley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Dooley

There is much talk in Washington DC and elsewhere of the events in Africa and the Middle East being a 1989 moment. It's hard to think otherwise, but good outcomes are far from guaranteed.