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Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Addresses General Debate, 68th session, 2013

Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, addresses the general debate of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly… Continue reading

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The U.S. versus the ‘Shi’ite Crescent’?

Is U.S. Middle East policy aligned with the ‘Sunni bloc’ in a grand sectarian alliance against the ‘Shi’ite crescent’?… Continue reading

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The Muslim Brotherhood in the United Arab Emirates

Qatar became a Muslim Brotherhood stronghold in 1954, when a group of its activists found refuge there… Continue reading

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America and the Arab Spring

A year ago this week, on January 25, 2011, the ground began to crumble under then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s feet… Continue reading

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After the “Arab Spring”: Will Freedom Take Hold in the Arab World?

At the end of 2011 is anyone in the Arabic-speaking world better off as a result of the upheavals of the Arab Spring… Continue reading

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Overviewing Shi’a-Sunni Conflicts

As we approach the end of the first year of what has been called the Arab Spring… Continue reading

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Iranian terrorist cell exposed in Bahrain

A terrorist cell was recently exposed in Bahrain, which according to the Bahraini and… Continue reading

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How the Obama Administration Helps Kill the Chances for Arab, Turkish, and Iranian Democracy

Does this sound too extreme and alarmist?… Continue reading

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Qatar’s Sunni Side

How could Qatar’s foreign policy best be defined during the Arab Spring… Continue reading

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Assessing Bahrain

Critics have often argued that Western nations have been hypocritical in their policies towards Bahrain… Continue reading

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King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa Addresses the General Debate of the 66th Session of the General Assembly

There is no doubt that the world is now entering a new era of important changes… Continue reading

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Will the Arab Uprisings Result in the Emergence of a Sunni Bloc Dominated by Turkey?

Against the background of the fall of the autocratic regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, the massive demonstrations in Yemen, Syria and Bahrain… Continue reading

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Ansar-e Hezbollah: Recruiting Volunteers for Suicide Missions in Bahrain

From recruitment of suicide bombers to increased online presence: Iran’s radical right-wing government supporters step up activities… Continue reading

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Iranian Press Criticizes Persian Gulf Rulers

The tensions between Iran and the Persian Gulf states have escalated in recent days on the backdrop of the ongoing political crisis in Bahrain… Continue reading

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Saudis give up on US, instigate direct Gulf action against Iran

After giving up on US and Israel ever confronting Iran, Saudi Arabia has gone out on a limb against the Obama administration… Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, Gulf States: Iran Is Attacking Us; Obama Administration: Excuses, Excuses!

How sadly ironic. A few years ago, the two previous U.S. presidents were trying to get Gulf Arab states to do more to foster an… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: King of Bahrain Discusses Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel/Palestine

Bahrain’s King Hamad, despite some continuing worries about Saudi Arabia, expressed optimism about Bahrain and the region in a… Continue reading

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How Many Points did Iran and Islamists Score So Far this Year?

Events in the Middle East have moved so quickly that one almost needs a daily scorecard to keep up. This article will try to give a basic picture… Continue reading

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Bahrain Demolishes Statue at Pearl Roundabout, Site of Anti-Government Protest

Security forces in Bahrain on Friday demolished the Pearl Monument, a landmark that had been the site of massive recent anti-government protests… Continue reading

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Deadly Crackdown on Bahrain Protesters, Iran Rattled by Saudi Military Intervention

The contest between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the Sunni-Shiite split in the Arab world were ramped up to a dangerous level… Continue reading

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Foreign Troops go into Bahrain

Saudi and United Arab Emirates troops crossed into Bahrain Monday, March 14 to support the king against escalating anti-throne demonstrations… Continue reading

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Bahrain Opposition Cleric: We Want Sharia Law State

Not everyone in the opposition movements in Arab countries are Islamists, of course, but at least outside of… Continue reading

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Why U.S. Policy is so Bad: An Analysis of the Current Policymaking Process

The problem is that the people most qualified to be heard and who have the better understanding of the situation are being ignored… Continue reading

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Kerry Plays With Fire by Backing an Uprising in Bahrain

U.S. senator John Kerry, who when I worked in the Senate was regarded as…let’s just say as not a great genius, is now chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee… Continue reading

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Deadly Crackdown on Bahrain Protesters

Tanks rolled into Pearl Square, Manama, early Thursday, Feb. 17, personally commanded by King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa in full military regalia, hours after… Continue reading

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