Mohammed bin Salman’s Yemen Quandary

by Thomas W. Lippman The decision by the United Arab Emirates to withdraw most of its troops fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen is unlikely to end the multiple conflicts raging in that unhappy country, but it could have wider implications… Continue Reading  

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  

Saudi Arabia May Be on Its Own in Yemen

by Imad K. Harb Since the start of the Arab Spring in 2010-2011 and the rise in demands for democratic change in the Arab world, a special relationship has developed between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that… Continue Reading  

War with Iran Would Not Mean Happy Ending for Middle East

by Shireen T. Hunter A recent article by veteran Washington Post columnist David Ignatius urges Democratic Party politicians to adopt a harder posture on Iran. He seems to suggest that if Iran were to stop interfering in Middle East politics,… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu: Don’t Shift World Attention from Palestine to Iran

by Ghassan Michel Rubeiz  Prime Minister Netanyahu considers President Trump’s time in office a golden opportunity. He figures that Israel has done very well in the current administration’s first two-and-a-half years. Washington has unilaterally legitimized Israel’s occupation of the West… Continue Reading