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Alexia Underwood

Bahrain and the Kissinger Cables

[Wikileaks on Capitol Hill. 17 January 2012. Image from Chris Wieland/flickr.]

In early April, Wikileaks released a gigantic trove of declassified US diplomatic documents that shed light on the diplomatic maneuverings of the United States and other governments in the tumultuous 1970s. The magnitude of this collection was such that the website’s founder Julian Assange referred to it as “the single most significant body of geopolitical material ever published.” These are strong words from the curator of such high-profile leaks as Cablegate (a data dump ...

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Two Years and Counting: The Bahrain Uprising, in Pictures

[Two Bahraini protesters escaping tear gas. Photo by Saeed Saif]

Over the last two years, the fickle eye of the international media has strayed from the ongoing demonstrations in Bahrain. In February 2011, with the advent of the Arab uprisings, Bahrainis took to the streets to demand constitutional reform, equal rights, and, eventually, the overthrow of the ruling Bahraini monarchy. These protests were not new: Bahrain has a long history of organized activism, and Bahrainis have protested for political reform and more labor rights since ...

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Two Years and Counting: The Bahrain Uprising, in Pictures

[Two Bahraini protesters escaping tear gas. Image from Saeed Saif)

Over the last two years, the fickle eye of the international media has strayed from the ongoing demonstrations in Bahrain. In February 2011, with the advent of the Arab uprisings, Bahrainis took to the streets to demand constitutional reform, equal rights, and, eventually, the overthrow of the ruling Bahraini monarchy. These protests were not new: Bahrain has a long history of organized activism, and Bahrainis have protested for political reform and more labor rights since ...

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Bio

Alexia Underwood


Alexia Underwood
is a freelance journalist, researcher and writer based in Oakland, California. She received two Masters degrees in Journalism and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Alexia is currently a Research Associate with Jadaliyya’s Arabian Peninsula page.