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Plus: Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi dies in court, the United States sends more troops to the Middle East, and the other stories we’re following today.
Infuriating Congress, Trump Administration Keeps Pushing for Saudi Arms Sales
Lawmakers accused the State Department of concocting a “phony emergency.”
Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets
Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.
Sudan’s Transition Talks Suspended
The transition in Sudan is put on hold amid violence, Europe balks at the U.S. military response to Iran, and the United States hits Chinese firm Huawei with sanctions.
Iran’s Rhetoric Heats Up
Iran responds to U.S. military presence in the Gulf, China and the United States reach a deadlock in the trade war, and what to watch in the world this week.
Document of the Week: U.N. Study on the Yemen War’s Impact
Report projects a loss of $89 billion in economic output by the end of 2019 and the death of 482,000 people by 2022.
Trump’s Yemen Veto Could Still Cost Saudis
Democratic lawmaker mulls sanctioning Saudis tied to the humanitarian blockade on the war-torn country.
The Moral Peril of Proxy Wars
It’s not an accident that U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen has been a humanitarian disaster.
Congress Is Finally Done With the War in Yemen
U.S. lawmakers are making a historic push for peace. But a Trump veto is all but assured.
How Citizen Journalists Solved the Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
On the podcast: The founder of the group Bellingcat on using open sources to investigate war crimes and abuses.
The Arab Spring Is Not Over Yet
Major protests in Algeria and Sudan show that the spirit of 2011 lives on.
In Yemen, Targeting of Aid Workers Risks Unraveling Crisis
Houthi rebels’ attacks on aid workers could deepen the country’s humanitarian crisis.
Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback
With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.
Our Best Weekend Reads
Including Trump’s surprising comments on Syria and Afghanistan and a game of musical chairs at the Pentagon.
My Top 10 Foreign-Policy Wish List for 2019
Peace in Yemen, rapprochement with Russia, and other hopes and dreams for the year ahead.
The Year That Washington Finally Cared About Yemen
Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on Yemen.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2019
As U.S. leadership fades, authoritarian leaders are competing to see how much they can get away with.
Reckless in Riyadh
Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on U.S.-Saudi relations and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Is Yemen’s Torment Finally Ending?
The latest cease-fire raises hopes, but officials fear war could break out again.