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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Bahrain: A Year of Decision

Bahrain: A Year of Decision
By: Toby Jones

A political showdown is looming in Bahrain this year. Intensifying domestic and regional pressures—including frustration over Bahrain's disappointing experiment in political reform, escalating social problems, and aggravated sectarian tensions—grip the country. The moment of truth will come in October 2006, when elections to the national parliament are scheduled to be held. read more

Arab Reform Bulletin
Published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Translated by Dar Al-Watan for Journalism, Printing and Publishing.
March 2006, Volume 4, Issue 2

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