Saudi Arabia

Why Bahrain is a Key Talking Point in U.S.-Saudi Bilateral Meetings

Why Bahrain is a Key Talking Point in U.S.-Saudi Bilateral Meetings

President Obama traveled to Riyadh today to meet with King Abdullah seeking a “rapprochement with an aggrieved Arab ally whose interests are increasingly at odds with its key western backer.” Initial reports from the bilateral discussions largely focus on mending U.S. and Saudi disagreements over Syria and Iran. Notably lacking […]

Three Years after the Invasion, Saudi Forces Must Leave Bahrain

Three Years after the Invasion, Saudi Forces Must Leave Bahrain

Three years ago today, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) forces entered Bahrain at the request of the government to help suppress the popular protest movement that began on 14 February 2011. As Saudi-led tanks rolled across the causeway into Bahrain, the government justified the international intervention by saying Bahrain was being […]