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Bahrain's Daesh Dilemma

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Bahrain must tread carefully. The ruling monarchy finds itself vulnerable to a resilient Shi'ite opposition and a growing current of pro-Daesh elements within the monarchy's political and security structures.

Who Is Shushing State on Azerbaijan's Detention of Khadija Ismayilova?

Till Bruckner | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

Why are America's diplomats not speaking out loudly and clearly on Khadija Ismayilova's behalf? Why has the State Department not joined Europe's diplomats in publicly demanding her immediate release from jail?

Bahrain Human Rights Defender Faces Charges for Tweet

Brian Dooley | Posted 12.12.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

The lack of security force reform in Bahrain has been a source of political unrest in the kingdom for years, and although parts of the U.S. government have tried to push for human rights progress the messages from Washington have been inconsistent and contradictory.

Abdulhadi Al Khawaja Embarks on Hunger Strike

Brian Dooley | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

If Bahrain is ever to become stable, it will eventually have to move beyond its current unrest and find a solution to its political crisis. It needs the leadership of experienced, peaceful civil society figures like Abdulhadi to figure out a meaningful reform process.

U.S. Highlights Bahrain Sectarianism in New Religious Freedom Report

Brian Dooley | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

Today's State Department report on international religious freedom for 2013 is unlikely to heal the increasing rift between the U.S. government and Bahrain.

Washington's Bahrain Problem Gets Worse

Brian Dooley | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

This week the Bahrain ruling family has revealed itself as an increasingly embarrassing, erratic ally for the United States. Monday's decision to kick out State Department Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski was shocking if not entirely surprising.


Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Murray Fromson

If you wonder what you'll be missing when newspapers vanish, consider these two stories that deal with the infuriating decisions rendered by the bureaucrats in the service of the United States.