Report to UN Secretary General on Yemen

A report by the UN secretary general’s special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to the UN Security Council on the war in Yemen. Mr. President, Thank you very much for the opportunity to brief this Council on the latest… Continue Reading  

What Does Victory in Yemen Look Like?

by James Spencer The Saudi-led war in Yemen, which was initially supposed to have lasted only a few weeks, has now dragged on for more than two years. The fighting has reached a predictable stalemate, in roughly the same place… Continue Reading  

Trump and the Yemeni Quagmire

by Giorgio Cafiero and Shehab al-Makahleh On April 18, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet with King Salman and other high-ranking officials in the kingdom as part of a regional trip, which also included… Continue Reading  

No Happy Ending For Devastated Yemen

by Thomas W. Lippman Somewhere there may be hopeful signs about the stalemated war in Yemen, some optimistic visions about the country’s future, but if so they were not discernible at a well-attended conference in Washington on March 31. Diplomats,… Continue Reading  

Putting the Yemeni Humpty-Dumpty Together Again

by James Spencer Of all the many failings of the Invasion of Iraq, the most egregious must surely have been the failure to plan properly for what followed the inevitable military victory. A toxic combination of airstrikes and 10 years… Continue Reading