September 29, 2022
President Marcos’ Likely Foreign Policy Towards the Gulf States
By Asma Alkaabi and Alvin Camba
Good relations with the Middle East would support the Philippine leader's three main domestic policy priorities.
January 16, 2021
China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in the Middle East
By Austin Bodetti
Gulf states like Bahrain and the UAE are using a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine, highlighting a new type of cooperation with China.
February 12, 2019
Refugee Soccer Player Held in Thailand Allowed to Return Home to Australia
By Kaweewit Kaewjinda
Hakeem al-Araibi was released by a Thai court after over two months in prison battling extradition to his native Bahrain.
January 30, 2019
Australian Prime Minister Asks Thailand to Free Detained Football Player
By Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Tassanee Vejpongsa
Hakeem al-Araibi faces extradition to Bahrain, where he says he faces political persecution.
October 17, 2014
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
By Tae-jun Kang
One South Korean company has exported 3.16 million tear gas shells to 24 countries since 2011. Most went to Bahrain.
April 17, 2014
Pakistan and the Sunni Gulf
By Umar Farooq
Overtures to Pakistan from the Sunni Gulf appear to be linked to the conflict in Syria.
December 26, 2013
South Korea’s Tear Gas
By John Power and Philip Iglauer
Shipments of the agent to Bahrain reveal the country’s uncertainty in its role as a middle power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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