Fellow, Middle East Policy Council
The 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) underway in Glasgow has brought together government officials and representatives of civil society from around the world to try to find a way to avoid the worst effects of the impending crisis.
The MEPC is highlighting climate solutions across the Middle East and North Africa.
While the world media’s attention is fixed on the Israeli offensive in Gaza, the region’s other bloody conflicts rumble on. There is a sense locally that other crises are being ignored, especially by the Western media — at that this lack of attention only perpetuates the violence.
In the course of last week’s meeting in Saudi Arabia, the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates — extended an invitation to Jordan and Morocco to join the GCC at a future date.
The following was presented at the Middle East Policy Council's round table discussion, "Governance, Human Rights and American Interests in Bahrain", on Thursday, March 31st, 20