Yemen’s Fragile Peace Talks

Students at their destroyed school in Taiz, Yemen (anasalhajj via Shutterstock)

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  

Venezuela: A Path Under International Law?

Nicolas Maduro (Marcos Salgado via Shutterstock)

by Richard Sindelar Evolving international law provides, in theory, avenues for a consortium of nations to resolve the combination of leadership and regime crisis in Venezuela, despite Nicolas Maduro’s dogged persistence to hang onto the presidency at any cost. International… Continue Reading  

Resolving Libya’s Civil War

Tuareg men (Michal Huniewicz via Flickr)

by Giorgio Cafiero The world’s most complicated ongoing civil war erupted in Libya in mid-2014. Forces aligned with the internationally recognized albeit extremely weak government in Tripoli—the Government of National Accord (GNA)—are fighting those loyal to the secular-leaning House of… Continue Reading  

Washington Should Challenge Riyadh Over Treatment of Women Activists

Samar Badawi, with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton (Wikimedia Commons)

by Brian Dooley The news last Friday that Saudi Arabia will send tortured women’s rights activists to trial is another key test of U.S.-Saudi relations. The announcement came just three days after President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met with Saudi Arabia’s… Continue Reading  

Europe Is Determined to Save the Iran Deal

François Nicoullaud

by Kourosh Ziabari It has been more than 300 years since Iran and France launched official diplomatic ties. The initial contact between the two nations dates back to the late 16th and early 17th centuries, when the kingdom of Persia… Continue Reading