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Australian Prime Minister Asks Thailand to Free Detained Football Player
January 30, 2019
Australian Prime Minister Asks Thailand to Free Detained Football Player
Hakeem al-Araibi faces extradition to Bahrain, where he says he faces political persecution.
Australian Prime Minister Asks Thailand to Free Detained Football Player
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
October 17, 2014
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
One South Korean company has exported 3.16 million tear gas shells to 24 countries since 2011. Most went to Bahrain.
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
Pakistan and the Sunni Gulf
April 17, 2014
Pakistan and the Sunni Gulf
Overtures to Pakistan from the Sunni Gulf appear to be linked to the conflict in Syria.
Pakistan and the Sunni Gulf
South Korea’s Tear Gas
December 26, 2013
South Korea’s Tear Gas
Shipments of the agent to Bahrain reveal the country’s uncertainty in its role as a middle power.
South Korea’s Tear Gas
Shanghai Grand Prix Runs Smooth
April 16, 2012
Shanghai Grand Prix Runs Smooth
Nico Rosberg wins a low incident Shanghai Grand Prix. Now it’s on to the controversial Bahrain race.
Shanghai Grand Prix Runs Smooth
Bahrain Grand Prix Debate Flares
April 06, 2012
Bahrain Grand Prix Debate Flares
A poll in Formula One magazine poll reflects general concern about holding a Grand Prix in Bahrain this month.
Bahrain Grand Prix Debate Flares
When Football Meets Politics
February 07, 2012
When Football Meets Politics
It would be nice if football was separate from politics. In Asia as in elsewhere, though, that’s not the case.
When Football Meets Politics
Bahrain's Protesting Footballers
January 06, 2012
Bahrain's Protesting Footballers
The Arab Spring may be the biggest political issue facing Bahrain. But it has had implications for football, too.
Bahrain's Protesting Footballers
Iran’s Empty Threats
January 03, 2012
Iran’s Empty Threats
Iran’s military could probably make life uncomfortable for the U.S. in the Strait of Hormuz. But the downsides far outweigh the advantages of trying.
Iran’s Empty Threats
If Bahrain Erupts
June 13, 2011
If Bahrain Erupts
A flare-up in Bahrain could spark a regional conflict between Sunnis and Shias. If it did, the US would be left with the question of how to handle China.
If Bahrain Erupts
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