In Yemen, Yet Another Undeclared U.S. War

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  

The International Community’s Failure in Yemen

By Joseph Cozza This week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Riyadh amid renewed criticism of the ongoing Saudi-led military operations against the Al Saud ruler’s adversaries in Yemen and the international community’s failure to resolve the Yemeni Civil… Continue Reading  

US Counterterror Strategy Has Crashed and Burned

by Larry Attree and Farea al Muslimi After 15 years of US efforts to combat terror and achieve stability in Yemen, a new study by Saferworld concludes that these efforts—as in the cases of Afghanistan and Somalia—have badly backfired. Today, Yemen… Continue Reading  

The Saudi Debacle in Yemen?

by Hooshmand Mirfakhraei The second round of UN-sponsored peace talks to end the nine months of hostilities between the Saudi-supported government of Yemen and the Iran-backed Ansarullah (or Houthi) rebels started on December 15 in Switzerland. The warring sides had reportedly agreed in… Continue Reading  

Yemen: Tell Me How This Ends

by James Spencer “Tell me how this ends,” then-Major General Petraeus reportedly asked during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. This was a surprising question, since none other than former Secretary of Defense and then-Vice President Dick Cheney had foreseen the likely… Continue Reading