Category: Bahrain

Burning barricade during the violent clashes

Bahrain’s Contemporary History

Bahrain’s contemporary history is the story from the 1990s to the present. Bahrain’s history of independence in 1971, and even more so in the 2000s, reflects deeper social and clearer political contradictions than in...

King Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifa

The Bahrain Uprising 2011 – 2012

The Bahrain uprising 2011 – 2012 was a popular, non-violent uprising with demands for democratization in Bahrain. It took place from January 2011, and is also known as the Pearl Revolution. It is considered...

Oil plant in Bahrain desert.

Economy and Business in Bahrain

Bahrain was the first Gulf country to recover oil for export, but is a small producer and has had to focus on other sectors for its longer-term economic development. The country has facilitated other...

Bahrain's Foreign Policy

Bahrain’s Foreign Policy

Bahrain pursues a less active foreign policy in neighboring countries, but has a valuable strategic position, while at the same time, with its small population and limited financial resources, it is politically, economically and...

Bahrain President

Bahrain’s Political System

Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy under the Constitution of 2002. From independence in 1971, Bahrain was an Arab kingdom, with the emir as the formal and real head of state. The new emir of...

Geography of Bahrain

Geography of Bahrain

The main island of Bahrain is 48 km long and 18 km wide, and is made up of limestone, sandstone and marble from chalk and tertiary. The highest point is Jabal Dukhan, 135 meters...