Of all the foreign policy fantasies of the current administration, one of the most alluring is that key Sunni Arab states can now be mobilized effectively in the service of U.S. interests.
Breaking Yemen further with a militarized U.S. policy will only help AQAP.
Iranian support for the Houthis has been marginal and does not shape their decisionmaking as much as local alliances and conflict dynamics do.
The Arab Spring protests upended the order of the Middle East, but six years later much remains the same.
In an interview, Carnegie’s Farea al-Muslimi outlines the deadly dynamics at play in Yemen.
Sada contributors share their take on what the extraordinary election of Donald Trump could mean for a region in turmoil.
The United States should understand that it holds most of the cards and that it can use military assistance, among other tools, to push Saudi policy in a direction that favorable to U.S. interests.
Where is the war in Yemen heading and what can outside actors do to end the conflict?
Failed states across the Middle East and North Africa will pose distinctive challenges for U.S. policy in the next administration.
The pro-democracy uprisings that swept across the Middle East in 2011 made clear the need to forge a new social contract between rulers and ruled.