Violence in Aden Tests Emirati-Saudi Alliance

by Giorgio Cafiero and Dr. Khalid al-Jaber Almost five-and-a-half years ago, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched a military campaign to defeat Yemen’s Houthi rebellion. Although Riyadh and Abu Dhabi saw the dominant Houthi militia, Ansurallah, posing… Continue Reading  

The UAE and Iran’s Maritime Talks

by Giorgio Cafiero and Dr. Khalid al-Jaber Just over three and a half years ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) downgraded its relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. In doing so, Emirati leaders reinforced their support for Riyadh in… Continue Reading  

The Democrats Push Back on Yemen

by Giorgio Cafiero and Andreas Paraskevopoulos Washington’s support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has been controversial, to say the least. Largely that is because the war has created the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster. It has left Yemen’s population… Continue Reading  

Turkey Counters Libya’s Haftar

by Giorgio Cafiero and Khalid al-Jaber In recent weeks, a strategic clash in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has significantly contributed to the escalation of violence in Libya’s civil war. On one side, a bloc made up of… Continue Reading  

Will Haftar’s External Supporters Change Course?

by Giorgio Cafiero On April 4, General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched an offensive on Tripoli, catching off guard the western militias loyal to the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). In the last three months, the violence… Continue Reading