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Bahrain’s Rocky Road to Reform – ICG report

Bahrain’s Rocky Road to Reform – ICG report

8 Aug, '114 Comments

A new report from the International Crisis Group: Following a spasm of violence, Bahrain faces a critical choice between endemic instability and slow but steady progress toward political reform. The most sensible way forward is to launch a new, genuine dialogue in which the political opposition is fairly represented and to move toward changes that […]

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A quick lesson in politics…. c/o Monty Python, Esqs.

A quick lesson in politics…. c/o Monty Python, Esqs.

4 Aug, '116 Comments

Couldn’t be arsed to write at the moment… it’s Ramadamadan! But enjoy this one any way: hat tip: Tariq Al-Olaimi

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Ramadhan Kareem

Ramadhan Kareem

31 Jul, '116 Comments

Wishing you a fulfilling and spiritually cleansing Ramadhan my friends. May you rise above prejudices and reach out to your fellow human beings during this month.

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Dialogue Delegates Appreciation Society

Dialogue Delegates Appreciation Society

30 Jul, '119 Comments

I’m not sure who the admin / support staff for the dialogue were nor how they were selected. From observation, they seem to have come from various government departments, maybe primarily from the parliament. In any case, at the National Dialogue participation certificate presentation / appreciation this morning, they have resolutely added to my feeling […]

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Commission of Inquiry starts working

Commission of Inquiry starts working

25 Jul, '115 Comments

Creating an independent commission to look into the killings, torture, dismissals, and prejudicial treatments and transparently report its findings and name and shame abusers is a huge, unprecedented and much awaited courageous step that can have far reaching impact on this country and its people if left to actually do its assigned work. I hope […]

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