Hasan Tariq Al Hasan is a Bahrain-based economic and political analyst.
Bahrain’s new labour scheme: one step forward, two steps back?
The new labour market scheme represents an economic translation of the political victory of the merchant elite and...
‘Too big to succeed’: a case of Sunni politics in Bahrain
Although conservatives within the ruling establishment will go to considerable lengths to ensure Shiite political...
Bahrain bids its economic reform farewell
A fierce political battle is currently being waged between the government and the opposition over the labour unions.
Bahrain: throwing the steering wheel out of the window
Over the past year or so, the government and the opposition have both been locked in a game of chicken.
Fancy a ride on Bahrain's economic merry-go-round?
Given the country’s regressive welfare system and the absence of a progressive income tax regime, households on the...
Bahrain: split over proposed GCC union, and chronic failure of Sunni groups to mobilize
Bahrainis of all political affiliations waited in tense anticipation as rumours of a Saudi – Bahraini union...