The Magical Thinking Behind an Attack on Hudaydah

by Eric Eikenberry Over the last several days, the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post have independently reported that the Trump administration is softening on a potential United Arab Emirates-led assault on Hudaydah, Yemen’s largest port and a major… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia’s Stranglehold on Yemen Condemns Thousands to Die in Coming Weeks

by Scott Paul What happens when the world’s largest humanitarian crisis takes a dramatic turn for the worse?  A catastrophe of astonishing proportions is unfolding before our eyes as Yemen’s Houthi-controlled territory is sealed off and suffocated. Today, the international community… Continue Reading  

Saudi Claims to Ease Yemen Blockade a Cruel Fiction

by Kristine Beckerle Saudi Arabia today attempted to sell its changes to the full blockade on all Yemen land, air, and sea ports as concrete humanitarian progress today. They aren’t.

Rehabilitating Yemen

by James Spencer After two false-starts, and sub-rosa talks between the Saudis and the Houthis, the UN-led peace process in Yemen may be back on track. When a peace is finally made—currently still in the balance, since both sides seem to believe that they can still… 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