New Government Report: Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy (ISBN: 9781437934113)
Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy (ISBN: 9781437934113)
By Kenneth Katzman (Paperback, 12 pages, 2010, $10)
After instability during the late 1990s, Bahrain undertook political reforms that include the Shiite majority in governance. However, unrest among Bahraini Shiites continues to simmer over the government’s perceived manipulation of citizenship and election laws and regulations to maintain its grip on power. These tensions are increasing in the run up to the next elections in November 2010.
Contents of this report: (1) Recent Elections: 2006 Assembly Elections; The 2010 Nat. Assembly Election; Human Rights Issues: U.S. Efforts to Promote Political Reform; (2) U.S. Arms Transfers: Purchases With National Funds; Other Anti-Terrorism Cooperation.; Econ. Relations with U.S.; (3) Bahrain-Iran Gas Deal; Iraq; Qatar Territorial Disputes; Arab-Israeli Issues.
Entry filed under: New Government Reports. Tags: anti-terrorism, arabs, bahrain, citizenship, election laws, elections, gas, government, human rights, iran, iraq, israel, israelis, natural gas, qatar, regulations, report, shiite, sunni, terrorism, terrorists, us arms.