Category Archives: Bahrain

Middle East Digest: November Edition

This is my second monthly selection of news, reports, and articles covering  the Middle East (except Egypt). I hope you find useful. Main Headlines  Iran Iran FM Zarif outlines ideas to exit nuclear dispute Hard bargaining in Geneva on Iran nuclear … Continue reading

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Middle East Digest: October Edition

This is a monthly selection of news, reports, and articles covering the Middle East (except Egypt). I hope you find it useful.  Syria Chemical experts  begin destroying Syria’s weapons arsenal UN urges immediate humanitarian access to Syria Syria wins cautious … Continue reading

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Kirkpatrick and the Myth of Egypt’s “Liberals”

 If you would like to read a perfect example of a monochromic simplification of the complex Egyptian political scene, take a look at David Kirkpatrick’s piece in the New York Times: Egyptian Liberals Embrace the Military, Brooking No Dissent.  His … Continue reading

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Bahrain: The intriguing Kingdom

” Ladies and gentlemen, I am not a prince of Sunni Bahrain, I am not a prince of Shia Bahrain. I am a prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain and  all mean a great deal to me personally. I soon … Continue reading

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