Topic: U.S. Fifth Fleet
An independent commission presented its findings to Bahrain's king, offering the tiny Gulf country a road map for moving beyond the violence of recent months and repairing relations with the US.
11/23/2011 02:08 pm
When Obama promises to support the Arab Spring, he can't then sell weapons to Bahrain, even as that dictatorship gives harsh sentences to doctors who treat wounded protesters.
10/04/2011 03:14 pm
A year ago, President Obama wowed the United Nations General Assembly by announcing that he looked forward to welcoming an independent Palestine into the community of nations in 12 months. Yet there he was last week, explaining why he would veto a Palestinian statehood bid in the UN Security Council. Mr. Obama, who made Israeli-Palestinian peace a priority from the outset of his administration, is now the US leader with incongruously bad relations with the Arab world. Here are three key causes of the deterioration in relations – and three steps that the United States can take to mend ties.
09/26/2011 04:07 pm
Al Wefaq, Bahrain's main Shiite political party, is close to pulling out of the national dialogue to discuss reform, arguing it's only a fig leaf for continued autocracy.
07/15/2011 01:51 pm
The sentences, issued by Bahrain's military tribunal, call into question talks between the government and opposition that were due to start July 1.
06/22/2011 10:54 am
Five of the six trials were held before a military tribunal. The US last week added Bahrain to its list of human rights abusers, which the kingdom called a regrettable 'rush to judgment.'
06/20/2011 11:17 am
Pay no attention to the human rights violations behind the curtain, Mr. Ecclestone.
06/08/2011 03:43 pm
President Obama just happened to 'drop by' a White House meeting with Bahrain's crown prince today even as the government brutally suppresses protests. Why the secrecy?
06/07/2011 04:36 pm
Saudi Arabia isn't taking this whole democracy thing lying down. It's putting down uprisings, beefing up alliances with fellow autocrats, and distancing itself from the US.
06/06/2011 02:18 pm
A pattern of widespread abuse emerges from these cases, including detention without trial, beatings, and lack of access to lawyers and family.
05/26/2011 12:36 pm