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.
Neither Side Gets the Khashoggi Debate Right
The tribalism infecting U.S. domestic politics has unfortunately crept deep into the foreign-policy discourse.
U.N. Body Declares Famine Conditions in Parts of Yemen
World Food Program report expected to further erode support in Washington for Saudi bombings in Yemen.
White House Digs Itself in Deeper on Khashoggi
CIA briefing only hardens senators’ view that Mohammed bin Salman was behind the journalist’s killing.
Facing Sharp Rebuke on Saudi Ties, U.S. Points to Growing Iran Threat
The administration unveiled new evidence that Iran is supplying weapons to militants across the Middle East.
Senate Advances Resolution to End U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen
At stake is which branch of the U.S. government is authorized to wage war.
The Other War in Yemen—for Control of the Country’s Internet
Opponents in the civil war use the web to block access, gather intelligence, and even mine cryptocurrency.
Senate Summons Pompeo and Mattis Over Saudi Arabia
Lawmakers are pushing to overrule the Trump administration and end U.S. involvement in the devastating Yemeni civil war.
Women Want to Put Yemen Back Together Again
Men caused the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, but it’s become clear they can’t fix it.
Trump’s Magical Thinking on Iran Sanctions Won’t Advance U.S. Interests
Far from convincing Tehran to cooperate, new U.S. measures are on track to achieve the exact opposite.
Trump’s One Step Back on Yemen Won’t Satisfy Critics
The U.S. will end refueling support for the Saudi-led coalition in the war.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Are Starving Yemenis to Death
The world was rightly outraged by the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but the bombs of Mohammed bin Salman and his Emirati allies are killing dozens each day in Yemen.
The United States Should Use Its Leverage Over Saudi Arabia
Trump has a window of opportunity to demand real change.