Yemen

Yemeni security forces loyal to the Houthi rebel government stands guard at a square in the capital, Sanaa, on June 5.

Why the United Arab Emirates Is Abandoning Saudi Arabia in Yemen

With the war in Yemen stalemated, the UAE has started pulling back—leaving its powerful ally holding the bag.

U.S. Sen. James Risch, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, attends a hearing on Capitol Hill on June 19.

Senators Break Ranks Over Saudi Arabia

The Foreign Relations Committee, in a rare breach of decorum, engages in a bitter dispute over how to pressure Riyadh.

Saudi officials welcome then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Riyadh on October 27, 2011, upon his arrival with a U.S. delegation.

Can’t Buy Mohammed bin Salman Love

After years of denouncing Obama and cozying up to Trump, Saudi Arabia is trying to resurrect its influence among Democrats in advance of the 2020 election. It won’t work.

A member of the Yemeni security forces loyal to Houthi rebels stands guard at a square in the capital, Sanaa, on June 5.

Infuriating Congress, Trump Administration Keeps Pushing for Saudi Arms Sales

Lawmakers accused the State Department of concocting a “phony emergency.”

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.

Supporters of Yemen's Houthi rebels attend a rally  in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 26. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Yemen Veto Could Still Cost Saudis

Democratic lawmaker mulls sanctioning Saudis tied to the humanitarian blockade on the war-torn country.

Donald Trump walks into the State Dinning Room to have lunch with Mohammed bin Salman at the White House on March 14, 2017. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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.

Yemenis dig graves for children who where killed when their bus was hit during a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Aug. 9, 2018. (Stringer/AFP/ Getty Images)

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.

Eliot Higgins in December 2018. (Claudia Leisinger for Foreign Policy)

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.

Algerians chant slogans and wave national flags during a rally against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in the capital Algiers on March 1. (Ryad Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images)

The Arab Spring Is Not Over Yet

Major protests in Algeria and Sudan show that the spirit of 2011 lives on.

Yemeni civilians receive food aid in the northern district of Abs, under the control of Iran-backed Houthi rebels, on June 24, 2018. (Essa Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images)

In Yemen, Targeting of Aid Workers Risks Unraveling Crisis

Houthi rebels’ attacks on aid workers could deepen the country’s humanitarian crisis.

A participant holds a banner with photos of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in front of the presidential palace during a demonstration on Dec. 21, 2018.

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.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the U.S. military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Airbase in Iraq on Dec. 26, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Our Best Weekend Reads

Including Trump’s surprising comments on Syria and Afghanistan and a game of musical chairs at the Pentagon.

Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), right, cares for Rahil’s son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), after 
Rahil is detained in Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum. (Fares Sokhon/Sony Pictures Classics)

Broke in Beirut

In Capernaum, Nadine Labaki finds a new way for film to deal with poverty.

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