In 1950, a group of Bahraini intellectuals began publishing the magazine Sawt al-Bahrain (‘Voice of Bahrain’). It aimed to promote a modernist, Arab, Islamic and anti-colonial agenda and create a space for the exchange of ideas amongst the nascent intelligentsia.
Wafa Alsayed obtained her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her thesis analyses the material and ideational origins of Bahrain and Kuwait’s foreign policies. She tweets @wafaalsayed