Tag: Politics

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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The Dialogue: Parliament v1.1?

The Dialogue: Parliament v1.1?

20 Jul, '118 Comments

Progress has been marked in last night’s Political Stream of the National Dialogue last night. According to this from the Dialogue’s official site: Bahrain’s National Dialogue has reached ground breaking consensus to increase the powers of the Parliament. Assembled delegates including: MPs, opposition political societies; NGOs and public figures agreed to enhance the Parliament’s democratic […]

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Dialogue in tatters?

Dialogue in tatters?

19 Jul, '1112 Comments

Al-Wefaq pulled out of the National Dialogue. This is not a disaster. It’s their right. They didn’t believe in its efficacy and I – and everyone else – must respect their evaluation no matter how much we differ from their conclusions. I predict that the three liberal/leftist societies soon might follow suit. Again, that’s up […]

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The Dialogue: Detriments to Economic Competitiveness

The Dialogue: Detriments to Economic Competitiveness

15 Jul, '114 Comments

In a previous post we talked about the competitiveness of Bahrain and what it would take to aid it along the prosperity path. This is of vital importance of course as achieving good economic growth will create jobs, fill stomachs and redraw missing smiles. But economic growth cannot flourish in an environment where onerous and […]

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National Dialogue – The Powers of the Parliamentary Chambers

National Dialogue – The Powers of the Parliamentary Chambers

6 Jul, '1121 Comments

The next topic on my National Dialogue agenda is the powers of the parliamentary chambers. To many, this is a clear-cut issue that doesn’t need too much debate: if we contend to be a democratic country, then the powers must emanate from the people, as such, only a fully representative parliament should be entertained. The […]

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