Throwing Good Money After Bad in Yemen?

by Derek Davison In late March, when Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies began “Operation Decisive Storm,” the military effort to end Yemen’s ongoing civil war and restore President Abd Rabbuh al-Hadi to power there, they did so with American… Continue Reading  

How the US Contributed to Yemen’s Crisis

by Stephen Zunes As a Saudi-led military coalition continues to pound rebel targets in Yemen, the country is plunging into a humanitarian crisis. Civilian casualties are mounting. With U.S. logistical support, the Saudis are attempting to re-instate the country’s exiled… Continue Reading  

On Legitimacy and Legality in Yemen

by James Spencer Some hard-bitten fathers have been known to advise their youthful offspring that whenever someone prefaces their remarks with “To be honest,” they are about to lie through their teeth. The same might be applied to politicians who… Continue Reading  

Obama in the Middle East: Condominium Or Equilibrium?

by Jim Lobe In the last 48 or so hours, U.S. warplanes began bombing Islamic State (ISIS or IS) targets in and around Tikrit in support of the Iran-backed and Shi’a-led Iraqi government. At the same time, Washington provided unspecified… Continue Reading