Pay attention, because this concerns you very much. In a recent conference that I have attended, Mumtalakat, the investment arm of the government of Bahrain, announced that they will invest 150 million dollars in Bahrain this year alone. The amount… Read More ›
Fighting With Numbers
Is democracy all about numbers? Is it only about what the majority says? I’m not going bluntly say yes or no, I’ll take the easy way out and say it depends. Please, allow me to explain. Everyone interested in Middle… Read More ›
What is Democracy?
I bet many of you have no idea what democratic institutions are. Whenever and wherever I go, the majority of people I face and engage in a discussion about democracy tend to define it the way they hear about it… Read More ›
GCC Love, It’s Complicated!
This week was very hectic for me. Not physically, but the mental demand was massive. Back in the days when I was in the Army, I had enough time to do a lot. Somehow, I found time to do everything,… Read More ›
Common Sense 101
In 2001, I graduated from The Citadel and went directly to pursue my Masters in International Relations at The American University in Washington, D.C. There, I met Dr. Clovis Maksoud, a former Ambassador of the Arab League in the United… Read More ›
Shady Foreign Policy Magazine
In most cases it would be a ‘D’, but nothing better than a ‘C’. This is the grade I give two articles written by David Kenner and another by Josh Rogin in ‘Foreign Policy.’ They both came to Bahrain to… Read More ›
The Clash of Generations
Many friends and others interested to know more about the future approach me regularly to know what I think would happen in the future. I did indulge myself so much in the past 14 years in the science of politics but… Read More ›
You’re All Losers if You Fail to Win
When I was 18 years old, I found myself in the biggest, hardest, and toughest challenge I have ever been through in my life. I was thrown in an instant in a culture, a place, a country that is amazingly… Read More ›
Who Is Better For Bahrain, Obama, or Romney?
We are approaching a presidential election in America, and one of two may end up becoming the strongest person in the world for the next four years. USA’s current president Barack Obama is at the moment facing a strong… Read More ›
What Is The First Step To Improve #Bahrain?
About a year ago, I wrote in my previous blog about an idea I long had which I believe would solve many of Bahrain’s problems. I was very creative, very imaginative, but very serious. I looked into the… Read More ›