Tagged with Al Khalifa Regime

(Bahrain) Formula 1: an irrelevance?

(Bahrain) Formula 1: an irrelevance?

Wednesday 18th April The 2012 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix continues to generate controversy. There are three basic positions on the race, to which I’ll add a fourth: The race is good for Bahrain, bringing in money and uniting the country The race legitimises a repressive regime that has lost legitimacy in the eyes of … Continue reading

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