New broom in Bahrain

Darwish, Adel
April 1999
Middle East;Apr99, Issue 289, p8
Describes the leadership of Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Emir of Bahrain, in relation to the leadership of his father Sheikh Isa. Emir's military career; Popularity of the Emir's father Sheikh Isa; Expectations from Sheikh Hamad's leadership; Insights on Sheikh Hamad's leadership style; History of Bahrain after independence from Great Britain in 1971; Diplomatic disputes and agreements posing a challenge to the Emir's rule.


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