Accession Number : AD1042281


Title :   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC United States


Personal Author(s) : Katzman, Kenneth


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1042281.pdf


Report Date : 29 Sep 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The uprising against Bahrain's Al Khalifa ruling family that began on February 14, 2011, has diminished in intensity, but continued incarceration of dissident leaders, opposition boycotts of elections, and small demonstrations counter government assertions that Bahrain has returned to normal. The mostly Shiite opposition to the Sunni-minority-led regime has not achieved its goal of establishing a constitutional monarchy, but the unrest has compelled the ruling family to undertake modest reforms. The mainstream opposition uses peaceful forms of dissent, but small factions, possibly backed by Iran, have claimed responsibility for bombings and other attacks primarily against security officials.


Descriptors :   Bahrain , government (foreign) , united states government , international relations , history , national politics , human rights , foreign policy , economics , counterterrorism


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE