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Can Bahrain count on Moscow to fill Washington’s shoes?

Friday, Jul. 8, 2016 | Giorgio Cafiero, Contributor

As Bahrain seeks closer ties with Russia, other Arab countries have their doubts about the relationship, yet they recognize Moscow’s growing role in the region amid Washington’s receding influence.

Will IS attacks bring about change in Saudi foreign policy?

Tuesday, Jul. 5, 2016 | Giorgio Cafiero, Contributor

The three attacks across Saudi Arabia on July 4 revived dark memories of al-Qaeda's campaign of terror in the mid-2000s.

What wave of suicide attacks means for Riyadh's anti-terror efforts

Tuesday, Jul. 5, 2016 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

July 4 saw three consecutive attacks against Saudi Arabia, suggesting an infrastructure of terrorism has developed inside the kingdom that authorities must confront.

Who’s next in line for Saudi throne? Don’t ask

Friday, Jul. 1, 2016 | Madawi Al-Rasheed, Columnist

Speculating about Saudi royal succession can result in confusion — and jail time.

What Bahrain’s opposition crackdown means for country’s Brotherhood

Monday, Jun. 27, 2016 | Giorgio Cafiero, Contributor

Manama’s exclusion of popular political groups from Bahrain’s political scene, accompanied by a wide crackdown on opposition figures, could lead to militancy gaining broader power and appeal in the Shiite opposition.

Why this Ramadan TV comedy inflames, yet entertains

Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2016 | Madawi Al-Rasheed, Columnist

The Saudi show "Selfie 2" is winning popular praise but riling up critics during the particularly sensitive holy month.

Soleimani issues rare political statement on Bahrain

Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2016 | Arash Karami, Contributor

The head of Iran’s Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, condemned the decision by Bahrain to strip the citizenship of Shiite leader Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.

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