Bahrain: King Hamad moves on reconciliation bid

Bahrain: King Hamad moves on reconciliation bid

By Bill Law1/5/2019 The decision on April 22 by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to restore the citizenship of 551 individuals may be a first step in what remains a long and difficult road toward dialogue and reconciliation in the Gulf island state. Bahrain has...
Saudi weapons purchases and their impact on Vision 2030

Saudi weapons purchases and their impact on Vision 2030

By Bill Law29/4/2019 On April 29 the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its latest fact sheet “Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2018.” The paper reveals that, worldwide, overall military spending increased by 2.6 percent from 2017....
Anatomy of chaos: Yemen’s Taiz

Anatomy of chaos: Yemen’s Taiz

By Fernando Carvajal 9/4/2019 Armed clashes continue in central Yemen’s city of Taiz between rival pro-government factions. Over the past year, crime and political maneuvering have exacerbated fragmentation among allies of the internationally recognized government,...