Iran: a thaw

Iran: a thaw Agreement was reached early on 24 November on an interim deal giving Iran limited sanctions relief in return for restrictions on its nuclear programme.

Kuwait; new thinking and the Muslim Brotherhood

Kuwait; new thinking and the Muslim Brotherhood Recent developments in the region (Egypt, Syria, Iran) have called for new thinking in the Gulf states, most of which are not well adapted for new thinking. Kuwait has a more open political system than most, though it does not habitually aspire to a leading role.

Bahrain: peaceful confrontation

Bahrain: peaceful confrontation With political violence much reduced, tension in Bahrain largely centres on claims and counterclaims about the extent to which changes recommended by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry have been put into effect, for example police reform including video and audio recording of police interviews.

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