Why Bahrain is Leading Gulf Arab Outreach to Israel

Over the past year, there has been a great deal of speculation about the potential for improved relations between Arab countries, particularly in the Gulf region, and Israel, largely based on a shared perception of the threat from Iran and the need for a more stable regional status quo.

Why Bahrain is Leading Gulf Arab Outreach to Israel
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald J. Trump in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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