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Refugee Soccer Player Held in Thailand Allowed to Return Home to Australia
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.

Australian Prime Minister Asks Thailand to Free Detained Football Player
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.
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
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.

Pakistan and the Sunni Gulf
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.

South Korea’s Tear Gas
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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