The Fallacy of Soccer’s Magical Bridge-Building Qualities

by James M. Dorsey Imagining himself as a peacemaker in a conflict-ridden part of the world, FIFA President Gianni Infantino sees a 2022 World Cup shared by Qatar with its Gulf detractors, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, as… Continue Reading  

Yemen Is Running Out of Water

by Austin Bodetti The Yemeni Civil War has led to tens of thousands of deaths, but the international community is just starting to appreciate the gravity of a humanitarian crisis that has preoccupied Yemeni policymakers for years: water scarcity. As… Continue Reading  

Yemen’s Fragile Peace Talks

by Theodore Karasik and Emily Torjusen The Yemen peace talks held in Rimbo, Sweden in December 2018 were the start of what has proven to be a long and difficult process of attempting to find a compromise between the dominant… Continue Reading  

Bankrolling Kushner’s Mideast Plan

by Khalil E. Jahshan Although the Trump administration has yet to unveil publicly its long-delayed “deal of the century,” the architect of the plan, Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, paid a visit during February 25-28, 2019 to six… Continue Reading  

What Did Rouhani Really Get From His Iraq Visit?

by Shireen T. Hunter         In Iran, President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to Iraq has been hailed as a great victory. In particular, Iranian officials and media have portrayed the visit as demonstrating the inability of the United States as… Continue Reading