Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

Bahrain’s decision to normalise ties with Israel resulted from a variety of circumstances, ranging from Saudi Arabia’s interests and Abu Dhabi’s increasing influence in Manama, to the security and defence calculations of Bahrain’s leadership vis-à-vis Iran.The fact that the ruling Al Khalifa family decided to sign the Abraham Accords with Israel, despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain’s already volatile domestic political situation, confirms the importance of ensuring continued US support for Manama.The role of Saudi Arabia and the UAEBahrain is often referred to as the “weakest link” among …

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