NYT reporter Nick Kristof has been deep in the trenches through the whole thing during recent events in Bahrain. His Twitters have been mind-boggling, despite many efforts by pro-government agitators to discredit him. It looks as though the army has backed off and The Pearl has been re-taken. Who knows what's next but the mood is optimistic for now. Check Kristof's latest NYT column.
I saw Godspeedyoublackemperor last night. There could not have been a more fitting soundtrack to the current unraveling events in the Mid East.