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S. Rob Sobhani's piece on Bahrain ("Standing steadfast with Bahrain," Commentary, May 20) once again draws attention to a vitally important political conflict in a nation that has been a close U.S. ally for the past six decades. Mr. Sobhani's call for renewed U.S. commitment to the kingdom deserves applause, as does his warning about an Iran-inspired campaign to provoke further unrest on the island.
As Washington surveys the landscape of the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, it becomes clear that the ensuing chaos resembles something closer to a long, harsh winter than a hopeful beginning.
Lawmakers in the tiny but strategic nation of Bahrain are outraged with the United States and accuse the U.S. ambassador — apparently a mild-manner professional diplomat — of waging "war" against the Persian Gulf kingdom, home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.
Nico Rosberg will use his frustration from the Bahrain Grand Prix for motivation when he starts the Spanish Grand Prix from pole position Sunday.
Mercedes will start the Spanish Grand Prix from the front row after Nico Rosberg had the fastest qualifying time ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday.
The United States and much of the rest of the world depend on oil from the Persian Gulf. If the Persian Gulf or the Strait of Hormuz were obstructed or closed, the economies of many countries, including the United States, would be adversely affected. It could be catastrophic.
Fernando Alonso is hoping to close the gap on championship leader Sebastian Vettel at the Spanish Grand Prix.
As the Formula One world championship heads into Europe, three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel can move ahead of rivals in the title race at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday, finishing ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso recovered from a spin Saturday to post the fastest lap in the third and final Formula One practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Slapped with penalties ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying, Red Bull's Mark Webber and Mercedes Lewis Hamilton knew they had to put in a strong showing just to remain in the top 10. They both managed it, barely.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone insists the Brazilian Grand Prix will remain at Interlagos, saying he has received assurances from the mayor of Sao Paulo that long-demanded upgrades to the circuit will take place.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is quickly emerging as the most likely candidate to end the recent dominance of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.
It can't possibly get much worse for Red Bull's Mark Webber.
Having ended a 12-race drought with a dominant victory in China, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is quickly emerging as the most likely candidate to end Sebastian Vettel's dominance.