Saving the Stockholm Agreement and Averting a Regional Conflagration in Yemen

by International Crisis Group Yemen witnessed a rare moment of international coherence and focus in December 2018 when a UN-brokered, U.S.-backed accord prevented a battle for the Red Sea port city of Hodeida and staved off a likely famine. Seven… Continue Reading  

Does Yemen Need a New UN Envoy?

by Khalid Al-Karimi  Yemen’s internationally-recognized government has openly expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths. It has been furious and unsatisfied with the performance of this UN official. This is the first time… Continue Reading  

World Gives America One Year to Stop Trump or Face Sanctions

by John Feffer The deputy assistant under secretary general of the United Nations has given the United States a one-year warning. If the country doesn’t clean up its act and become a responsible world citizen, Ithell Colhoquon announced yesterday, the… Continue Reading  

Trump Trades Arab Lives for Netanyahu Votes

by Laila Ujayli In blatant violation of international law, Donald Trump has recognized Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The order came in the midst of a renewed wave of violence in the Gaza Strip, with Israel responding… Continue Reading  

Reviving UN Mediation on Iraq’s Disputed Internal Boundaries

by International Crisis Group Amid the Middle East’s violent upheavals, Iraq has finally navigated to calmer waters. While Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) remnants continue to trouble rural areas north of Baghdad, the group has largely been defeated… Continue Reading