Persian Gulf

A doctor treats a Yemeni child infected with cholera at a makeshift hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders in Yemen’s Hajjah province on July 16. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

Yemen’s Man-Made Cholera Outbreak Is About to Break a Record

In Haiti, it took seven years for the number of cholera cases to surpass 800,000. In Yemen, it’s taken several months.

A picture taken on June 5, 2017 shows a man walking past the Qatar Airways branch in the Saudi capital Riyadh, after it had suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia following a severing of relations between major gulf states and gas-rich Qatar. Arab nations including Saudi Arabia and Egypt cut ties with Qatar accusing it of supporting extremism, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the region in years. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE        (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

A Field Trip to the Front Lines of the Qatar-Saudi Cold War

The showdown in the Gulf shows no signs of ending. And there don’t seem to be any clear winners emerging.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 14:  A partially-finished passenger plane of the A320 series stands in an assembly hall at the Airbus factory on July 14, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Both Boeing and Airbus saw their 2nd quarter deliveries of completed aircraft fall by 8% and 7% respectively compared to one year ago.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

If Trump Is Serious About Curbing Iran, He’ll Kill Boeing’s Plan to Sell It Planes

The more Iran’s economy is bolstered by large-scale Western business deals, the harder it will be for the United States to deploy sanctions effectively.

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Tillerson Tries Hand at Shuttle Diplomacy to End Gulf Feud

The secretary of state will spend this week shoring up Kuwaiti efforts to end the GCC-Qatar showdown.

On this episode of The E.R., the Panel joins forces with Lawfare to have a conversation with Bob Bauer and A.B. Culvahouse.

The Showdown in the Gulf Gets Nasty

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have given Qatar until Monday to comply with a list of demands that are unreasonable at best. So where does it go from here?

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Tough Demands on Qatar Unlikely to Resolve Diplomatic Fight

Qatar, meanwhile, maintains there is no basis to the other Arab states' claims.

Camels are seen in a desert area on the Qatari side of the Abu Samrah border crossing between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, on June 20, 2017.
Around 12,000 camels and sheep have become the latest victims of the Gulf diplomatic crisis, being forced to trek back to Qatar from Saudi Arabia, a newspaper reported. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER        (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia Deports 15,000 Qatari Camels

Dromedaries are the latest victims of the feud among Gulf states.

US President Donald Trump (C) is welcomed by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (3rd-R) upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on May 20, 2017, followed by First Lady Melania Trump (2nd-R). / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Did Russian Hackers Create Qatar’s Diplomatic Disaster?

U.S. investigators think Moscow planted fake news to start a fight, and have been on the ground in Doha.

US President Donald Trump (C-L), Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C-R), Jordan's King Abdullah II (3-R), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (2-R) and other officials pose for a group photo during the Arab Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s Arab Allies Should Work Together to Stop Iranian Cyberattacks

Instead of a comprehensive solution to the region’s security threats, the Trump administration should narrow its focus.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 15:  U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shake hands following a joint news conference at the East Room of the White House February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted Prime Minister Netanyahu for talks for the first time since Trump took office on January 20.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump’s Middle East Trip Is Full of Traps

The stakes could not be higher for the president's first trip abroad. And he'll need to be careful and disciplined.

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A Yemeni man looks at a burning vehicle following a reported suicide car bombing in Huta, the capital of the southern province of Lahj, a bastion of Al-Qaeda jihadists, on March 27, 2017.
Ten jihadists, including a suicide bomber, perished when they attacked a government building in southern Yemen, killing six soldiers and four civilians, officials said.  / AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI        (Photo credit should read SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP/Getty Images)

Yemen Lashes Out At D.C. Briefing By Human Rights Activists

The Yemeni embassy seeks to discredit civil society advocates holding an event on Capitol Hill. What are they afraid of?

US real-estate magnate Donald Trump is seen playing golf on a billboard at the Trump International Golf Club Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on August 12, 2015. The empire of White House hopeful Donald Trump outside the United States extends to 12 countries including Turkey, South Korea, India, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB        (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

His Excellency, Sheikh Donald of the House of Trump

Why the president-elect is already a big hit in the Persian Gulf.

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Charges Dropped Against British Woman for Reporting Her Rape in the UAE

International condemnation, not proper investigation, prompted Dubai to drop the charges, experts say.

A US Navy Riverine Command Boat (RCB) cruises off the coast of Bahrain's Salman port, near the capital Manama, on May 12, 2013, one day before the start of the biggest exercise of mine countermeasure maneuvers in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI        (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Punished U.S. Navy Officer Believes He Prevented a War With Iran

The skipper of the boats captured by Iran this year says he should be commended and not penalized for averting a potential firefight in the Persian Gulf.

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