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This week's column in World Politics Review focuses on Bahrain. I am no specialist on the tiny island kingdom, but Bahrain is interesting to me as a regional specialist because it serves as a good case study for U.S. policy in the region. We can see, in one country, how difficult it is for U.S. policy makers to secure U.S. interests and how, in the Middle East, there are rarely any easy binary choices.
(Is Dan Drezner missing anything?)
P.S. For more analysis on Bahrain specifically, see @caidid on CNN.