Launching the Bahrain Budget Transparency Project

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In November 2008, Bahraini opposition politician Ebrahim Sharif was invited to a talk show on state television to discuss state finances. Sharif used the opportunity to point out several financial irregularities, including the fact that since 2003 the royal family’s exorbitant privy purse have been hidden from the state budget. The following day, information minister… Read more »

Investigative Research Internships at Bahrain Watch!

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Bahrain Watch is an independent not-for-profit organisation registered in the United Kingdom with a network of researchers across five countries in three continents. Our team collaborates with the organisations wider network on cutting-edge technical analysis of data from public and private sources, to generate impacts on the ground in Bahrain and the wider Gulf, and… Read more »

The IISS: The Myth and Ethics of Think-Tank Independence

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Note: This piece was originally was written by Bahrain Watch members Ala’a Shehabi, Fahad Desmukh and Marc Owen Jones for Jadaliyya and has been cross-posted here. Last week, Bahrain Watch published an investigation into the secret funding of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), ahead of its annual Manama Dialogue. The investigation demonstrated that… Read more »

ملفات المعهد: تحقيق يكشف معهد دراسي بريطاني مول سرآ من الحكومة البحرينية

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الاتفاق السري منظمة بحرين ووتش و صحيفة الجارديان تنشر اتفاقا سريا، يتضمن بيانات مالية توضح أن حكومة البحرين قامت بتمويل وبشكل سري المعهد الدولي للدراسات الاستراتيجية  بما يقارب 30 مليون جنيه استرليني منذ 2010 , أي ما يعادل 6 مليون جنيه استرليني في السنة ,المبلغ الفعلي قد يكون أكثر مما ذكرنا بكثير. تصل قيمة التمويل من… Read more »