The Killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh – Is Peace in Yemen Possible?

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by James M. Dorsey Based on remarks at a 19 December 2017 NUS Middle East Institute seminar The Middle East being the Middle East, everything is interrelated. What happens in the region impacts Yemen and what happens in Yemen impacts… Continue Reading  

The Trump Administration Must Not Ignore Grievances in Southern Yemen

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by Giorgio Cafiero and Matthew Hedges On July 27, the Saudi-led coalition’s air defense forces shot down a ballistic missile in Taif province, which Houthi rebels fired from Northern Yemen. Despite the successful interception, the launching of this missile, which… Continue Reading  

No Happy Ending For Devastated Yemen

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by Thomas W. Lippman Somewhere there may be hopeful signs about the stalemated war in Yemen, some optimistic visions about the country’s future, but if so they were not discernible at a well-attended conference in Washington on March 31. Diplomats,… Continue Reading  

Does the Road to Tehran really lie through Sana‘a?

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by James Spencer The Washington Post reports that “The Pentagon is looking to increase support for Saudi Arabia’s two-year-old war against Houthi rebels in Yemen[. …] The Pentagon views increased support for the Saudi-led coalition as one way of potentially… Continue Reading  

In Yemen, Yet Another Undeclared U.S. War

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by Rebecca Gordon The long national nightmare that was the 2016 presidential election is finally over. Now, we’re facing a worse terror: the reality of a Trump presidency. Donald Trump has already promised to nominate a segregationist attorney general, a… Continue Reading