Yemen

Taliban prisoners in the process of being released from Pul-e-Charkhi Prison, on the outskirts of Kabul, on July 31, 2020.

Biden Faces His First Disasters in Yemen and Afghanistan

Unless it changes tack, the administration is about to make bad situations even worse.

A Yemeni child with acute malnutrition.

Doctors on the Front Lines of the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis 

Director Skye Fitzgerald’s Oscar-nominated documentary “Hunger Ward” chronicles Yemeni health care workers as they wrestle with famine and violence.

An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft flies by during a training mission at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, on Nov. 17, 2015.

Biden Must Base Arms Sales on U.S. Interests—Not U.S. Jobs

Exporting advanced weapons systems to the Middle East will create very few jobs at home. Washington must base its decisions on national security strategy rather than domestic politics.

Displaced Yemenis receive food aid donated by a British organization in Yemen's western  province of Hodeida on Feb. 9.

Hunger Is a Weapon of War. Food Can Help Prevent It.

As the ongoing conflict in Yemen shows, it’s time to fight starvation not only on humanitarian grounds but as an essential component of military and foreign policy.

A store is hit by airstrikes in Yemen.

The Biden Administration Should Prevent an ‘Atrocity Famine’ in Yemen

After declaring an end to U.S. support for the Saudi-led offensive, there is more the president can do.

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is greeted by then-U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Tim Lenderking, left, and Saudi Arabian Assistant Minister of Defense Mohammad Al-Ayesh, center, as he arrives on a E4-B military aircraft at King Abdulaziz International Airport on July 22, 2015 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Biden Taps Career Diplomat as Envoy to Yemen

By selecting Timothy Lenderking, Biden signals that he wants a quick end to the war there.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

‘Stop F—ing Lying’: Congress, Trump Officials in Heated Exchange Over Terrorism Designations

Congressional overseers are livid that the administration made major policy changes without prior formal consultations.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump speak at the White House.

Trump Team Makes Last-Minute Moves to Box In Biden on Foreign Policy

On Taiwan, Yemen, and Cuba, the Trump administration is laying political land mines for Biden on its way out the door.

Members of the Somali military watch as firefighters work to extinguish a blaze after a car bomb exploded in Mogadishu on Jan. 29, 2019.

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2021

The world in 2021 will be haunted by the legacies of 2020: an ongoing pandemic, an economic crisis, Donald Trump’s divisive presidency—and new threats emanating from wars and climate change.

A fighter in Yemen walks past a burning oil tanker.

In Yemen, No End in Sight to the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Five articles from the past year that explain how the quagmire in Yemen sparked fierce political battles in Washington as millions teeter on the brink of starvation.

Activists burn the U.S. flag during a protest against U.S. drone attacks in Multan, Pakistan on March 14, 2012.

Obama’s Brutal Drone Legacy Will Haunt the Biden Administration

In his memoirs, the former U.S. president seems uninterested in a critical appraisal of his drone policies. Considering the human suffering caused by America’s drone wars, Joe Biden should not make the same mistake.

A Yemeni boy walks past a mural depicting a U.S. drone on Dec. 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa.

Germany Could Have Delivered Justice for Civilian Drone Strike Victims. It Failed.

Missiles remotely fired with the assistance of a U.S. base on German soil killed my family in Yemen, but neither German nor U.S. courts are willing to hold anyone accountable.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his way to a meeting with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia in Algiers on Dec. 2, 2018.

Note to Mohammed bin Salman: Stop Digging Yourself Deeper

The Saudis need to get on Biden’s good side. Obvious places to start include releasing women’s rights activists.

Then-U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy

Biden’s Likely Defense Secretary Pick Flournoy Faces Progressive Pushback

From concerns about ties to defense contractors to worries about forever wars, at least one of the president-elect’s potential nominees is raising hackles.

Martin Griffiths (center), the United Nations special envoy for Yemen

U.N. Pulling Americans From Northern Yemen Ahead of Houthi Terrorist Designation

The Trump administration’s parting gift to Saudi Arabia has made it necessary to evacuate at-risk aid workers from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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