Economic Reform in the Gulf: Who Benefits?

by James M. Dorsey For Gulf leaders, long-overdue economic reforms were never going to be easy. Leaders like the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed, quickly discovered that copying… Continue Reading  

Yemen Is Running Out of Water

by Austin Bodetti The Yemeni Civil War has led to tens of thousands of deaths, but the international community is just starting to appreciate the gravity of a humanitarian crisis that has preoccupied Yemeni policymakers for years: water scarcity. As… Continue Reading  

Yemen’s Fragile Peace Talks

by Theodore Karasik and Emily Torjusen The Yemen peace talks held in Rimbo, Sweden in December 2018 were the start of what has proven to be a long and difficult process of attempting to find a compromise between the dominant… Continue Reading  

Senate Takes First Step To End Yemen War, Reorient Foreign Policy

by Ben Armbruster The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure mandating the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Saudi/UAE-led war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The vote marks the first time since the War Powers Act of 1973 became law… Continue Reading  

Royal Wedding Received Triple the Media Coverage of Yemen in 2018

by Jim Lobe The ongoing war in Yemen, called the world’s “worst humanitarian disaster” by the United Nations and independent aid agencies since early last year, received a grand combined total of 20 minutes of coverage on the ABC, NBC,… Continue Reading