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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.

Trump’s Poison Pills Are Still Toxic

Whether it’s Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor’s foreign policy.

A satellite image shows the the FSO Safer tanker moored off Ras Isa port in Yemen on June 17, 2020.
A satellite image shows the the FSO Safer tanker moored off Ras Isa port in Yemen on June 17, 2020.

Yemen Is Sitting on a Time Bomb Bigger Than the Exxon Valdez

An abandoned oil tanker with more than 1 million barrels of crude is rusting off the coast.

Supporters of Yemen’s Houthi rebels attend a rally marking the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 26, 2019.
Supporters of Yemen’s Houthi rebels attend a rally marking the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 26, 2019.

Ending War in Yemen Requires Talk, Not Labels

Designating the Houthis as terrorists will serve only to confirm their existing biases.

A meeting of the United Nations Security Council is held in New York.
A meeting of the United Nations Security Council is held in New York.

Ukraine Crisis Spills Into Yemen Diplomacy

The UAE withholds criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as it seeks Moscow’s diplomatic backing in Yemen. 

Yemeni army forces head to stronghold near Marib, Yemen.
Yemeni army forces head to stronghold near Marib, Yemen.

U.N. Pressures Biden Against Adding Yemen’s Houthi Rebels to Terrorist Blacklist

A return to sanctions would only worsen a humanitarian catastrophe, experts warn.

A man sits among the rubble following overnight airstrikes 
by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi rebel-held 
capital of Sanaa, in Yemen, on Jan. 18.
A man sits among the rubble following overnight airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi rebel-held capital of Sanaa, in Yemen, on Jan. 18.

The U.S. Is Wrong on Yemen. Again.

The devastating cycle of tit-for-tat attacks between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Houthis will not end via diplomatic doublespeak.

People displaced by conflict receive food aid and provisions to meet their basic needs at a camp in the Khokha district of Yemen's war-ravaged western province of Hodeida, on Jan. 14.
People displaced by conflict receive food aid and provisions to meet their basic needs at a camp in the Khokha district of Yemen's war-ravaged western province of Hodeida, on Jan. 14.

In Yemen, All Sides Are Using Hunger as a Weapon

The Houthis, Saudis, and Emiratis are letting people starve while corruption and mismanagement of aid lines elites’ pockets.

Yemenis inspect damage following overnight air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa on Jan. 18. The air strikes were retaliation for a deadly Jan. 17 Houthi attack against Abu Dhabi.
Yemenis inspect damage following overnight air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa on Jan. 18. The air strikes were retaliation for a deadly Jan. 17 Houthi attack against Abu Dhabi.

Yemen Has Become an Iranian Proxy War Against Israel

The United Arab Emirates faces a militant consequence of the Abraham Accords.

Radio station in Yemen
Radio station in Yemen

Yemen’s Parallel War in Cyberspace

Persistent contact with fake news disrupts even stable societies—but in war zones, it can be lethal.

A Ukrainian serviceman fires at a drone.
A Ukrainian serviceman fires at a drone.

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2022

Battle deaths may be down, but regional wars continue to rage as great-power confrontations loom, from Ukraine to Taiwan, amid declining U.S. influence.

Yemeni army reinforcements arrive.
Yemeni army reinforcements arrive.

Congress Must Halt Biden’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. president is reneging on his campaign promises in an effort to appease Riyadh. A bipartisan team of lawmakers can stop him.

A fighter loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government is positioned at the frontline facing Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the country's northeastern Marib governorate on Oct. 23.
A fighter loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government is positioned at the frontline facing Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the country's northeastern Marib governorate on Oct. 23.

Biden Needs a Plan B for Yemen If Houthis Win

An end to the war will generate a new set of problems.

Houthi rebel fighters inspect damage.
Houthi rebel fighters inspect damage.

Yemen’s Most Pressing Problem Isn’t War. It’s the Economy.

International agencies are fixated on the humanitarian crisis instead of the economic conditions that caused it.

Members of Afghanistan's peace negotiation team
Members of Afghanistan's peace negotiation team

How to Close the Gender Gap in Peace Talks

Women’s representation is critical to lasting peace, but they are losing ground at the negotiating table.

Forces loyal to Yemen's Houthi rebels carry the coffins of fighters killed in battles with Saudi-backed troops.
Forces loyal to Yemen's Houthi rebels carry the coffins of fighters killed in battles with Saudi-backed troops.

Washington Has Yemen Policy Backward

The Houthis have defeated Saudi Arabia—and peace won’t come by dictating terms to the victors.

U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths speaks during a press conference.
U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths speaks during a press conference.

Britain Retains Monopoly on U.N. Relief Post

U.N.’s Yemen envoy, Martin Griffiths, is to become the U.N. humanitarian relief czar.

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

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