British MPs accept thousands from Bahrain to attend government funded IISS Manama Dialogue

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(View source data)   Bahrain Watch’s latest investigation in the IISS Files, examines the British politicians who the government of Bahrain funds to attend the Manama Dialogue, the annual security summit run by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Since 2013, the Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has spent over £65,000 paying for twelve… 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 »

The IISS Files: Investigation exposes British Thinktank Charity Secretly Bankrolled by Bahraini Government

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Media coverage: Guardian, AlJazeera, Middle East Eye, BuzzFeed News, Jadaliyya Leaked confidential agreements today published by Bahrain Watch and the Guardian, combined with publicly available financial statements show that the Bahraini government has been secretly funding the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) to the tune of approximately £30 Million since 2010, accounting for over… Read more »