ADHRB Sends Letter to Secretary Kerry Urging Reevaluation of U.S. Policy toward Saudi Arabia

5 March 2015 – Washington, DC – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent a letter to the office of Secretary of State John Kerry today, urging him to use his trip to Saudi Arabia as an opportunity to press Saudi officials on human rights reforms. Secretary Kerry will meet with King[…]

67 U.S. Members of Congress Send Bipartisan Letter to King Salman of Saudi Arabia

4 March 2015 – Washington, DC – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), in collaboration with Amnesty International USA and 15 other NGOs, endorse the letter sent by 67 U.S. Members of Congress to King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud calling on him to enact human rights and democratic reforms. The letter, sent[…]

Mapping the Saudi State: An Introduction

*Best viewed in full screen mode Due to a lack of information, media outlets and international advocates for political reform in Saudi Arabia have often treated the various and competing bodies of the Saudi government as one uniform repressive machine. Without being able to differentiate between dissimilar agencies with divergent mandates, however, leaders are distanced[…]

Event Summary: Preventing the Next ISIS

12 February 2015 – Washington, DC – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), with Freedom House, hosted an event on 11 February at Freedom House entitled “Preventing the Next ISIS: How the U.S. Can Work With Coalition Partners to Combat Extremism in the GCC.” Dr. Robert Herman, Vice President for Regional Programs[…]

Why Saudi Arabia Crushed the Democratic Uprising in Bahrain

During February 2011, more than 200,000 Bahraini citizens set up camp at the Pearl Roundabout in the capital of Manama to call for substantive government reform. Inspired by the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, Bahrainis from all walks of life withstood government raids and political arrests during their month-long occupation of the iconic[…]