Staying Out of Trouble in Yemen


by James Spencer It was widely reported that ground-based Houthi forces hit and largely disabled the United Arab Emirates ship Swift as it was transiting the Bab al-Mandab Strait on October 1. However, the Houthi-Salihi grouping—a witch’s brew of forces… Continue Reading  

Statement on Israeli Settlements at the UN Security Council


by Lara Friedman [LobeLog contributor Lara Friedman spoke representing Americans for Peace Now before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at an unprecedented special session organized to examine the issue of “Illegal Israeli Settlements: An Obstacle to Peace and a… Continue Reading  

NIght Raid in Bil’in


by John Feffer Night Raid in Bil’in is an exhibit of photographs by Richard Cahan. Filmed at the Gallery Al-Quds at the Jerusalem Fund in Washington, DC on September 30, 2016 and featuring curator Dagmar Painter and AFSC staffperson Raed… Continue Reading  

Putin and Erdogan Make Up in Istanbul, To a Point


by Dorian Jones Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are keen to demonstrate their political friendship is back on track. But behind the smiles and shared jokes during their October 10 meeting in Istanbul, the… Continue Reading  

Entanglement in Yemen and the Logic of War


by Paul R. Pillar We are seeing today in Yemen a demonstration of how easily a supposedly limited U.S. involvement in an armed conflict becomes less limited, and how such involvement creates new enemies of the United States. The deleterious… Continue Reading