Bahrain: Manama’s lobbying costs in the US reach $9m over past decade

Issue 1107 - 17 Jul 2020

The Bahrain authorities have spent close to $9m with at least 12 firms to lobby branches of the United States government as well as US corporations, media and the general public over the past decade, according to GSN analysis of filings lodged under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (Fara) since January 2010.Much of the focus of the activity is on general lobbying and public relations, but a number of contracts underline some of the particular policy priorities and challenges Manama has been dealing with over this time.

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