Mending Gulf fences could weaken support for U.S. sanctions against Iran

Saudi efforts to negotiate an end to the Yemen war in a bid to open a dialogue with Iran could call into question continued Gulf support for US President Donald J. Trump’s maximum pressure campaign against the Islamic republic. Saudi… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia’s Paradigm Shift In Dealing With Yemen’s Houthis

By Khalid Al-Karimi Saudi Arabia has lately adopted a fresh policy on dealing with Yemen’s Houthi group. Over the last five years, the Saudi-led Arab collation has failed to win the battle, and a military victory in Yemen remains a… Continue Reading  

The Beginning of the End of Yemen’s Civil War?

By Peter Salisbury The Riyadh Agreement, signed on 5 November, has averted a war within Yemen’s civil war, at least for the time being. The deal prevents a collapse of the fragile alliance of Yemeni forces that Saudi Arabia has… Continue Reading  

The Ultimate Case For Trump’s Impeachment And Removal From Office

By Lawrence Wilkerson With regard to President Trump’s ill-thought-out plan to host the upcoming G7 meeting at one of his own properties in Doral, FL, Republican Tom Cole exclaimed on Monday: “I think there was a lot of concern. I’m… Continue Reading  

Socotra: Trapped between Environmental Emergency and Geopolitics 

by Nicolas Dunais Listed as both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve since 2008, the island of Socotra is considered a living laboratory by scientists and has awed the few travellers who have made it… Continue Reading