Posted in January 2012

The “National Encounter”: a new way forward to rebuild the political centre in Bahrain?

The “National Encounter”: a new way forward to rebuild the political centre in Bahrain?

I heard of the “National Encounter” initiative through “Mahmood’s Den”: http://mahmood.tv/2012/01/28/a-glimmer-of-light-at-the-end-of-a-rather-dark-tunnel/ Dr. Ali Fakhro, who has held ministerial portfolios in Health and Education, announced the “National Encounter” (or “Meeting”) grouping at Bahrain’s Al Uruba  (“Arabism”) Club on 28th January 2012. The National Grouping seeks to bring together Bahrainis of all political perspectives into dialogue based … Continue reading

Update: University of Edinburgh and Bahrain

Update: University of Edinburgh and Bahrain

The scrapping of a planned deal between the University of Edinburgh and the Bahrain Ministry of Education following a vigorous protest campaign against it is a game changer. It should now be clear to all other UK universities, indeed universities the world over who follow an ethical internationalisation policy, that links with the Bahrain regime … Continue reading