From the Editors
Saudi-Bahrain Proposed Unity
"Gulf states 'need time to study' union plan," an article on the vague proposal of a union among the Gulf states to replace the Gulf Cooperation Council, by Elizabeth Dickinson in The National.
"Gulf unity plan on hold amid Iranian warning," a news report on the proposal of unity among the Gulf states, by Ian Black in The Guardian.
"Saudi-Bahrain unity deal draws fierce criticism," an article on the protests against the proposed unity deal between the two Gulf states, in Al-Akhbar English.
"Saudi Arabia 'to announce union with Bahrain'," a news report on the unity deal between the two Gulf states, in Al-Akhbar English.
US Arms Sales to Bahrain
"US partially resumes arms sales to Bahrain," a report on the latest decision by the Obama administration to resume arms shipment to Bahrain after a temporary suspension, in Al-Jazeera English.
"U.S. to resume some military sales to Bahrain," an article on the implications of arms sales to Bahrain, by Karen DeYoung in The Washington Post.
"US resumes arms shipments to Bahrain despite rights concerns," a news report on the latest decision by the Obama administration to resume arms shipment to Bahrain, in Associated Press.
"Obama administration seeks to bolster Bahraini crown prince with arms sales," an analysis of the arms deal signed by the US and Bahrain's Crown Prince during his visit to the US to attend his son's graduation from American University, by Josh Rogin in Foreign Policy.
US Strikes in Yemen
"'Al-Qaeda fighters' killed in Yemen attacks," a news report on two US drone attacks in Yemen that killed fighters linked to al-Qaeda in Al-Jazeera English.
"Yemen says US drone strikes have killed 11 a-Qaida militants in two days," an article on the implications of the US strike for the stability of some regions in Yemen, by Matt Williams in The Guardian.
Imperialism and the Left
"If You Take My Advice - I'd Repress Them," an excellent article on the role of Britain in supporting and advising the Bahraini royal family over the past 90 years, by Adam Curtis on BBC blogs.
"Bahrain: A New Sectarian Conflict?" an informed article on the Bahraini regime's success in portraying the protests calling for reforms as a plot by the Shia majority to hand the country to Iran, by Joost Hiltermann in The New York Review of Books.
Regional and International Perspectives
"Long-Running Antiterrorism Work With Saudis Led to Airline Plot's Failure," an article describing Saudi Arabia as a crucial partner to the US in the war on terror, by Robert Worth and Eric Schmitt in The New York Times.
"'Pursuit of Terrorists Is Irreversible,' Yemen's President Says," an article on the cooperation between the US and Yemen, by Scott Shane in The New York Times.
"Oman: The Sultan's Dream Roads," an excellent article on the political oppression that lies beneath the surface of Oman's infrastructural boom, by Leah Caldwell in Al-Akhbar English.
"Will UAE and Iran resolve the three islands dispute?" an article on the new strategy used by the UAE to solve the dispute over the three islands, by Nima Khorammi Assl in Al-Jazeera English.
Policy and Reports
"Not guilty plea for Kuwaiti accused of blasphemy on Twitter," a news report on Hamad Al Naqi who is charged with defaming the Prophet and insulting the rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, in The National.
"Yemen pipeline blown up again," a news report on the latest attack on a gas pipeline in eastern Yemen, in Al-Akhbar English.
"Fasting for justice in Dubai," a news report on a Belgian who is on hunger strike to protest bounced-cheque laws in the UAE, in Al-Jazeera English.
"Obama aide in Yemen in anti-al Qaeda drive," a Reuters news report on a visit to Yemen by a senior aide to President Obama.
"UAE: Expanded Crackdown on Islamist Group," a report on the UAE authority's crackdown on peaceful political activists belonging to Islamist associations, by Human Rights Watch.
"Saudi king sacks adviser over gender comments," a news report on the decision of King Abdudllah to sack his adviser, in Al-Jazeera English.
Human Rights Watch
"UAE: Proposed Law to Benefit Domestic Workers," a report on proposed legislation protecting domestic workers, whose provisions are raising concerns, by Human Rights Watch.
"World Report 2012: Saudi Arabia," a damning documentation of human rights in Saudi Arabia in the world report published by Human Rights Watch.
"Bahrain Special: How Regime Supporters Used a New York Times Reporter (Again) to Denounce the Opposition," an article on the techniques used supporters of the regime to discredit the opposition, by Scott Lucas.
"Losing Faith With Protesters in Bahrain," an article on three Western expatriates living in Bahrain expressing disappointment with the protesters and praising reforms promised by the King, by Souad Mekhennet in The New York Times.
انقسام بحريني بشأن "الاتحاد" الخليجي
An article on the disagreements among Bahrainis over the proposed unity between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
السعودية: الملك يقيل مستشاره لمهاجمته الاختلاط
A report on King Abdullah's decision to fire his adviser.
رأي القدس: الاتحاد بين السعودية والبحرين
An editorial article on the unity between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
أحمد المصري: الحكومة البحرينية ترحب والمعارضة ترفض الوحدة مع السعودية وقادة دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي يجتمعون اليوم في الرياض
Ahmed al-Masri analyzes the recent developments in Bahrain, including the proposed unity with Saudi Arabia and the US arms sales.
عبد الرزاق الجمل: أمير محافظة أبين من انصار الشريعة التابعة لتنظيم "القاعدة" جلال المرقشي: الكثير من المناطق في أبين وشبوة البيضاء وحضرموت تطلب منا التواجد فيها حتى نطبق الشريعة ونحفط الأمن
Abdulrazzaq al-Jamal interviews Jalal al-Merqashi, the emir of Abyan in Yemen.
هيفاء زعيتر: النظام الكويتي بين جاذبية "التميز" وهيبة المظلة السعودية
Haifa Zaitir analyzes Kuwait's vision of the cooperation and unity among the Gulf states.
هيفاء زعيتر: قضية "البدون" .. قنبلة كويتية موقوتة!
Haifa Zaitir writes on the question of the Bedoon in Kuwait.
البحرين: النظام يتوعد المعارضين
A report on Bahraini authorities' threats to the protesters.
هيفاء زعيتر: الإسلاميون يأكلون العنب .. في ظل توتر مذهبي متصاعد
Haifa Zaitir examines how the Islamist representatives in the Kuwaiti Parliament use religion to suppress dialogue and discussion.
يوسف مكي: ماذا لو كنت مكان الملك؟
Youssef Makki on the measures he would take if he were the King of Bahrain.
هيفاء زعيتر: الكويتيون مهددون: الإسلاميون يبتلعون "خصوصيتهم"!
Haifa Zaitir on "the Kuwaiti specificity" and the Islamist representatives in the Parliament.
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