The Next Wave
U.N. and relief agencies warn the coronavirus pandemic could leave an even bigger path of destruction in the world’s most vulnerable and conflict-riven countries.
Pompeo to Pressure U.N. Over Aid to Yemen
The Trump administration is upset that too much of it is falling into the hands of Houthi rebels.
Iran’s Proxy Threat Is the Real Problem Now
Iran may call it a day after its token strike at U.S. forces in Iraq—but will its proxy forces?
Can a Young Saudi Prince End the War in Yemen?
Khalid bin Salman is working full time to extricate Saudi Arabia from the disastrous conflict begun by his brother. Some regional and U.S. officials are cautiously optimistic.
The Child Soldier Crisis: ‘Kids Are Cheap’
The Pentagon’s Middle East policy chief decries new recruitment of children in Syria and the Yemen civil war.
How to End the War in Yemen
Since the September attack on Saudi oil facilities, Riyadh and the Houthis have taken a step back from all-out war. All parties, including the United States, should seize this rare opportunity to resolve the conflict.
Saudi Arabia’s Self-Fulfilling Houthi Prophecy
The Yemeni minority group hardly had anything to do with Iran—until the Saudis got involved.
Europe Is at War Over Arms Exports
The EU must start enforcing its export controls, or else risk making conflicts around the world even worse.
How an Aerial Barrage Cut Saudi Oil Production in Half
Tensions in the region spike as U.S. blames Iran.
Mohammed bin Salman’s Collapsing Coalition in Yemen Means Trouble for Trump
Growing tensions between long-standing allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could lead to southern secession in Yemen and harm the White House’s pressure campaign on Iran.
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.
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.
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.
Infuriating Congress, Trump Administration Keeps Pushing for Saudi Arms Sales
Lawmakers accused the State Department of concocting a “phony emergency.”