The Need for U.S.-Saudi Cooperation on Bahrain

By ADHRB Executive Director Husain Abdulla

Saudi King Abdullah with US President Barack Obama (Source: CNN)
Three weeks ago, a home-made bomb exploded in Bahrain, killing three security officers, including a policeman from the United Arab Emirates serving with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) forces operating in Bahrain. The event, which occurred less than a month before U.S. President Barack Obama sits down with his counterparts in Saudi Arabia to discuss bilateral relations and regional concerns, serves as a reminder that while international attention may have shifted to the civil war in Syria and nuclear talks with Iran, the deteriorating situation in Bahrain continues unabated.
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