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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy [Updated October 17, 2008]   [open pdf - 75KB]

This CRS report focuses on Bahrain: security and reform in the country as well as U.S. policy towards it. "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. In September 2004, the United States and Bahrain signed a free trade agreement (FTA); legislation implementing it was signed January 11, 2006 (P.L. 109-169). This report will be updated."

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CRS Report for Congress, 95-1013
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2008-10-17
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