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.
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.
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.
Biden Taps Career Diplomat as Envoy to Yemen
By selecting Timothy Lenderking, Biden signals that he wants a quick end to the war there.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Betrayed by Their Leaders, Failed by the West, Arabs Still Want Democracy
The Arab world is trapped in a state of permanent revolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trump Administration Plans to Designate Yemen’s Houthis as Terrorists
The move, opposed by the humanitarian community, is part of the administration’s pressure campaign on Iran—and could hamstring Biden.
Trump’s Parting Gift to Biden: A More Stable Middle East
He was successful because only an iconoclastic president could have rejected false assumptions and failed strategies.
A U.N. Agency Lauded for Its Work Faces a Funding Shortage
The World Food Program will need more than a Nobel Prize to feed the millions who are newly food-insecure.