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

29 01 2010

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/95-1013. Source: Library of Congress.

After instability during the late 1990s, Bahrain undertook substantial political reforms, but the Shiite majority continues to simmer over the Sunni-led government’s perceived manipulation of laws and regulations to maintain its grip on power. Bahrain’s stability has long been a key U.S. interest; it has hosted U.S. naval headquarters for the Gulf for nearly 60 years.

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