Archive | Bahrain/Politics

About Bahrain and it’s happenings. Might have some political views.

Reconciliation, a Tale of Two Seas [Podcast]

This is a beautifully prepared podcast about Bahrain and the Bahrain Foundation for Dialogue’s efforts in promoting dialogue and reconciliation in Bahrain.  Thank you Hebah Fisher and Razan Al-Zayani of Kerning Cultures for their hard work and extensive research and effort. (Note: The Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse recently changed it’s name to the Bahrain […]

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Four Remarkable Truisms From Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams

I had the pleasure a couple of weeks ago of being invited as a guest of honour at a speech given by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Betty Williams.  The “Creating Value, Fostering Human Spirit” event was organised by  Soka Gakkai International Gulf, a Buddhist-inspired peace organisation. Ms. Williams is originally from Northern Ireland, and won […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; How Bahrain Ranks in Nine Random Global Indices and Reports

  This article is inspired by a reaction from a friend, after I published a blog post commenting on Bahrain’s ranking in the latest World Happiness Report. Here’s what he said: “While risking being overly pessimistic, I am simply witnessing the opposite. The people I speak to often convey a mixture of despair, bordome, losing […]

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The Problem with Moderates in Bahrain

  Moderate; “(of a person, party, or policy) not radical or excessively right- or left-wing” The other day I was having dinner with a friend who is a Western diplomat, and as usual when socialising with diplomats in Bahrain (or anybody for that matter), the conversation inevitably turned to the situation in Bahrain. The friend […]

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2.1 Billion People Around The World Overweight or Obese; Bahrain Among The Fattest!

  Last week The Lancent published a comprehensive study on global obesity, which was mentioned in the media all over the world. The study, which was covered the years from 1980 to 2013, revealed that in 1980 857 million were obese, now the figure is 2.1 billion.  Yes, with a “b”!  Yup, 30% of people around the world […]

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