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Bahrain is a small country but important in regional equations. The country after the independence of Iran in 1971, have always attempted to establish an alliance with regional and extra-regional powers. Because the country has problem to protection security and its independence. Therefore, when the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council was established in 1981, the country due to structural deficiencies and especially the lack of democracy became the membership of the council. The main purpose to joining the PGCC was to protect the country from the threats. This research by using descriptive-explanatory method to examine the causes of the internal crisis in Bahrain in 2011. The main objective of this research is to investigate the reasons of entering and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and its policies in this crisis. The results indicate that, since the public uprising in Bahrain started, the council has tried policies such as sent rapid reaction forces, support of government, Media campaign against opponents and alleged dependence of oppositions to Iran, support government and preserve the status quo in Bahrain.