Yemen: Giving Peace a Chance?

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by Peter Salisbury In September, the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, failed to bring the parties to the table in Geneva after last-minute wrangling. This time he hopes to have better success. The Houthis arrived in Sweden on December… Continue Reading  

Senate Rebukes Trump But Yemen War Not Over Yet

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by Kate Kizer and Laila Ujayli On Wednesday morning, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took to the Senate floor and announced that he and his colleagues would soon be voting on one of the most serious foreign policy issues in some… Continue Reading  

Congress and Saudi Arabia

U.S. Senators Mike Lee and Bernie Sanders (YouTube)

by Alireza Ahmadi Reflecting on the unpopularity of the U.S.-Saudi relationship after the September 11 attacks, scholar F. Gregory Gause III said that the relationship has never been based on public support but rather on “an elite bargain” that overcomes “vast political… Continue Reading  

Will More Women in Congress Mean Better U.S. Foreign Policy?

Jacky Rosen picked up a Senate seat for the Democratic Party in Nevada in the midterm elections (BestStockFoto via Shutterstock)

by Diana Ohlbaum The 116th Congress will seat more women than ever before—at least 125, an increase of 18. These women will be a more diverse group, among them 43 women of color, including the first two Muslim congresswomen, first… Continue Reading  

Trump Runs PR for the Saudis But Congress Can Shut Him Down

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by Kate Kizer Last week’s absurd statement from the White House was supposed to resolve any lingering questions about Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi’s murder by the Saudi government. Instead, the statement only made clear that Donald Trump will do… Continue Reading