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US Navy 5th Fleet

Crackdown In Bahrain

Jen Marlowe | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Jen Marlowe

Ten-year old Malak Rajab called out as Bahraini police led her father, prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, from his home to waiting police vehicles in July 2012. His crime: insulting the Prime Minister in a tweet.

Milkshakes, Yes; Human Rights, No

Richard Sollom | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Richard Sollom

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.

Just In Time -- Iran Threatens To Close Strait Of Hormuz To Oil Transit

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

This time around the Iranians may well back off in the face of superior and more sophisticated firepower. But would they back off if their nuclear arsenal were in place, and would we be so sanguinely confident that they would desist or be ready to engage them in combat?