Bahrain to send delegation to US to promote reforms

Manama: The Kingdom of Bahrain announced today during a press conference that the government will be sending a delegation of human rights law specialists, security experts, diplomats, lawyers and media personnel to the United States of America in order to assist in the promotion and implementation of much-needed police, human rights and judicial reforms in…

Bahrainis complain about lack of election campaign posters

Manama: Numerous complaints have started to sound from citizens about the serious lack of election campaign posters, claiming that this makes it very difficult to get to know the campaign slogans of candidates contesting the Municipal and Parliamentary general elections to be held on November 22. “There are barely any campaign posters on the streets,” complained…

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” says MP about Bahrain

Manama: Current parliamentary candidate Mubarak Mohammed Ali released a statement earlier today announcing his election platform: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, vowing to do his best to make sure things run stable “business as usual” in the Kingdom. “Most parliamentary candidates are talking about the housing crisis and living standards reform,” Mr. Mubarak…

الحل الأمني: هل ينفع؟

Questioning War هذه المقالة نشرت في كتاب خلال الأعوام الماضية شهد العالم ارتفاع في استخدام الحل الأمني لحل الصراعات السياسية. وهذا الحل مبني على الفكرة بأن الطريق النهائي لحل المشاكل السياسية هو من خلال وسائل أمنية وعسكرية. رأينا ذلك في حرب الولايات المتحدة ضد الإرهاب في العراق واليمن وأفغانستان. ورأينا ذلك هذا الصيف الماضي أثناء حرب…

What The Central Governorate Needs Is Another Mall, says MP

“The Central Governorate is in desperate need of another shopping centre,” said Isa Jassim, an MP from the Central Governorate, during an interview. “Residents have been suffering for a long time with just Enma Mall, Riffa Mall, The Centre (Al Alawi Complex), Al Waha, Wadi Al Sail Mall, Sultan Mall, Seef Mall – Isa Town, Sitra Mall and…

Securitization: Does It Work?

This essay was originally published in Questioning War. Over the past few years, the world has seen an upsurge in the trend of using securitization to resolve political conflicts. Securitization is based on the notion that the way to solve political problems is through security and military means. We saw it in the United States’…

Bahrainis “can’t wait to elect another Parliament”

In Bahrain, Municipal and Parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held this coming October and the majority of Bahrainis are eagerly awaiting the chance to elect another parliament that refuses to serve their interests, according to a new poll. Bahrainis are “really excited and can’t wait to elect another Majlis Al Nuwab that won’t be able to…