Six Steps to Make Most of Senate’s Yemen Vote

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by International Crisis Group The U.S. Congress is notoriously reluctant to take tough decisions on matters of war and peace, which makes the Senate’s 29 November vote on the conflict in Yemen all the more remarkable. The Senate voted by… Continue Reading  

Iran: Does President Trump Have a Case?

Trump reinstate sanctions against Iran (White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

by Peter Jenkins The Iranian nuclear problem has been on my mind for the last 15 years, and I am a fan of the diplomatic solution that was found in July 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action… Continue Reading  

A Progressive Response to Saudi Crimes Begins, Not Ends, with Yemen

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by Mitchell Plitnick Donald Trump’s statements and actions are so blatantly awful, so thoroughly misguided and immoral, that he gets blasted from a spectrum of political commentators, from the far left all the way to Lindsey Graham (R-SC). But through… Continue Reading  

How to Halt Yemen’s Slide into Famine

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by International Crisis Group The stop-start battle for control of Yemen’s Red Sea coast, currently the most active theater in the country’s multifaceted civil war, has reached the outskirts of the city of Hodeida. Unless the fighting is brought to… Continue Reading  

Yemen: Gateway to Iran-U.S. Dialogue?

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by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi President Trump has resorted to a policy of “maximum pressure” on Iran, which has created a zero-sum game bereft of common interests. Nevertheless, chances are that the complex and convoluted political realities of the Middle East… Continue Reading