Thursday, April 14, 2011

From king to potentate: the retrograde journey of Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa

With no lack of coaching from Riyadh, Bahrain's government moves to ban two moderate opposition political societies.  The largest of two, al-Wefaq, holds 18 of the 40 seats in Bahrain's lower house or Council of Representatives.  Al-Wefaq is led by the soft-spoken and moderate Shaikh 'Ali Salam.  I will post some comments from my discussion with him later.

[Unusually detailed report on the BBC.]

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