Yemen

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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