NGOs Back End to America’s Undeclared War in Yemen


by Derek Davison In addition to its ongoing campaign against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the United States has been instrumental in enabling Saudi Arabia’s effort to reinstall Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, whom rebels drove out of… Continue Reading  

The Reinvention of Al-Qaeda’s Most Dangerous Branch


by Maximilian Beauchene Five days after Donald Trump took office, he sat down at the White House with Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, James Mattis, Michael Flynn, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., and Mike Pence to be briefed on a possible raid… Continue Reading  

Trump and the Yemeni Quagmire


by Giorgio Cafiero and Shehab al-Makahleh On April 18, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet with King Salman and other high-ranking officials in the kingdom as part of a regional trip, which also included… Continue Reading  

NGO Appeal to Trump: Don’t Go to War in Yemen


April 4, 2017 Dear President Trump, We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, have learned that the White House is expected to sign off on the Pentagon’s request for the United States to support the Saudi- and Emirati-led offensive to take control… Continue Reading  

What Have the Saudis Done For Us Lately?


by Paul R. Pillar The president of the United States is going on a foreign trip, and that means it is time for another surge in temperature-taking regarding the state of relations between the United States and some of its… Continue Reading