Bahrain

A Conversation With Ambassador Steven C. Bondy

On November 8, AGSIW hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Steven C. Bondy, the U.S. ambassador to Bahrain.

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The Pope Goes to Bahrain

Pope Francis’ visit to Bahrain showcases the kingdom’s decadeslong effort to champion religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue while also providing critics with a high-profile occasion to question the sincerity of these government efforts and raise human rights concerns.

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Bahrain Cabinet Reshuffle: Crown Prince and His Team Take Center Stage

Bahrainis, Omanis, and Kuwaitis use cabinet reshuffles for different ends: to signal efforts at regime consolidation, consolidation of a new leader’s control, or a royal maneuver to counter parliament.

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Abdulla BinHindi: The Rise of NFT Art in the Gulf

A Bahraini artist and toymaker transforms his nostalgia-driven artistic practice into NFT art during the pandemic.

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VAT Hike in Bahrain Points to Fiscal Challenges, Unattractive Choices Government Faced

Even though an increase in the VAT seems the most viable option, higher levels of public buy-in could be secured through greater transparency in fiscal policy.

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From the Year of Climate Ambition to Action in the Gulf

For Gulf countries, 2021 was the year of ambition and new climate targets, and 2022 will be the year of implementation.

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IN NARRATIVE: Exploring Urban Gulf Spaces Through Fiction

A Kuwaiti-Bahraini duo engages Gulf architects, designers, and the public in bringing the built environment to life through storytelling.

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Latifa Al Khalifa: A Local Curator Showcases Gulf Societies

From collecting wedding photos and exploring the evolution of khaleeji music to using humor to write about how people behave during the holy month of Ramadan, a Bahraini curator brings to light intriguing stories about Gulf societies.

A Conversation With H.E. Mohamed bin Mubarak Bin Daina, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, Bahrain

On March 25, AGSIW hosted a conversation with H.E. Mohamed bin Mubarak Bin Daina to discuss climate-related challenges facing Bahrain and how the kingdom is mitigating these challenges.

Bahraini Marriages: Against Pandemic Odds, Tying the Knot Gets Easier

Economics may offer some insight into why Bahrainis tied the knot more frequently in 2020.

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