The Destructive U.S.-Backed Campaign in Yemen

by Paul R. Pillar The killing earlier this week of at least 131 civilians at a wedding party was only the latest and deadliest event in a campaign of airstrikes in Yemen by a foreign coalition led by Saudi Arabia.… Continue Reading  

Iranian Academic Suggests Opening for Changing Iran’s Role in the Middle East

by Derek Davison The nature of Iran’s role in the Middle East has recently been a popular discussion topic among Washington policymakers as they considered the impact that reduced sanctions against Tehran might have on the region. As part of… Continue Reading  

Nuclear Deal: How Iran Could Enhance Regional Stability

by Emile Nakhleh Much has been written about the Iran nuclear deal and the threats that a post-sanctions Iran could pose for the region. This fear is primarily driven by Saudi Arabia’s pathological obsession that a resurgent Iran would eclipse… Continue Reading