Yemen’s Astonishing Financial Meltdown

SANAA, Yemen — The bustling Rowaishan roundabout in central Sanaa connects the upmarket Hadda district with Algeria Street, a strip of shopping malls and fast food ...


From Outcasts to Kingmakers

SANAA, Yemen — On Oct. 9, a suicide bombing in Sanaa's Tahrir Square killed as many as 47 supporters of a group known as the ...


The Iranian Sphere of Influence Expands Into Yemen

Stopping the Islamic State has taken over the headlines and dominated Middle East policy debates in recent weeks. While the jihadists' rampage is cause for ...

The Complex

Obama’s Trying to Train Syrians and Iraqis to Fight ISIS. Easier Said Than Done.

When it comes to the U.S. plan for destroying the Islamic State, American airstrikes are in, American ground forces are out. The Obama administration and ...

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: U.N. plans to address the Islamic State and Ebola; Freed hostages may not change Turkey’s calculus; A bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan is in reach; and a bit more.

By Kate Brannen with Nathaniel Sobel Driving the week are a series of high-level meetings at the United Nations, including President Barack Obama's annual address ...


A Pep Talk for the Ages, This Wasn’t

President Barack Obama's address to the nation last night sought to explain his strategy to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State (IS) and, more ...

The Complex

Shifting Priorities: Pentagon Wants to Move Money for Ebola, Ukraine, and Iraq

Periodically, the Pentagon seeks Congress's permission to shift money around its accounts. These reprogramming requests, as they're called, are often overlooked as boring budget documents. ...

The Cable

Countries in Crisis at Record High

In an unprecedented situation, the United Nations has declared four of the world's humanitarian crises "Level 3," the organization's highest designation. They are Iraq, South ...


The Islamic State that Wasn’t

SANAA — In late July, reports began to circulate that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) -- described by the White House number as one ...


I Got Kicked Out of Yemen Like a Criminal

CAIRO — Nearly three months on, I still find myself doing everything in my power to avoid telling this story -- reliving the unexpected, abrupt ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

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