Author Archives: alialjamri

About alialjamri

Young journalist, blogger, trying to make sense of the world we live in.

200 Years of British-Bahraini Relations? Pirates, Rogue Diplomats, and a Missing Treaty

2016 is apparently the 200th anniversary of British-Bahraini relations. The story goes that, in 1816, Britain and Bahrain signed a Treaty of Friendship which has endured the centuries, that these allies have grown to be amongst the closest and warmest … Continue reading

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Will You Catch My Good Side?

The following piece was first published on 4 April 2015 on The Bahrain Debate, which I encourage you to check out. In January 2015, a strange story broke about a group of American students found living in Duraz village in Bahrain. … Continue reading

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Saudi’s husseiniya massacre: sectarianism coming home to roost

On Monday 3 November, tragedy struck in the Saudi Arabian town of Dalwa when three unidentified gunmen opened fire on a ‘group of citizens’, killing five and injuring nine. The next day, two Saudi security officers were killed in a shoot-out … Continue reading

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Tamorrod: A New Era in Bahrain?

The streets of Bahrain swelled with protesters, so numerous that the security forces could not contain them with their firearms and tear gas. They poured in from every town and village and marched to the capital, Manama, where they defiantly … Continue reading

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The Hakim of Bahrain

From the Archives is a blog series about Bahrain and its history. The stories told are drawn primarily from the records, documents, correspondences kept at the British National Archives and India Office archives. This week, a smaller piece on the 1920s, … Continue reading

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Old Greybeard of Bahrain

From the Archives is a blog series about Bahrain and its history. The stories told are drawn primarily from the records, documents, correspondences kept at the British National Archives and India Office archives. This week, a smaller piece on the 1920s, … Continue reading

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Post Script & Bibliography

I didn’t intend it to be this long. I started the blog in May and just as I was getting into it, was hit by the pressure of the last weeks of university. When I was freed up, I wanted to … Continue reading

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Year of the Nationalists, Part 5: Uncomfortable Peace

From the Archives is a blog series about Bahrain and its history. The stories told are drawn primarily from the documents, notes and correspondences kept at the British National Archives and India Office archives. Part 4 of Year of the … Continue reading

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Year of the Nationalists, Part 4: The Hidden Intervention

From the Archives is a blog series about Bahrain and its history. The stories told are drawn primarily from the documents, notes and correspondences kept at the British National Archives and India Office archives. Part 3 of Year of the … Continue reading

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A Chasm without Karama

From the Archives is a blog series about Bahrain and its history. The stories told are drawn primarily from the documents, notes and correspondences kept at the British National Archives and India Office archives. * * * December 21, 1921 … Continue reading

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