Hope Fades for New Talks in Yemen as Battles Intensify

April 15, 2020

After a five-year-long conflict, hope for a new round of peace talks in Yemen begins to fade away a week into Saudi Arabia’s unilateral halt to military operations. Soon after the announcement on April 9, confusion set in over the intent of the ceasefire and the lack of monitoring. Clashes...

Yemen Accuses Qatar of Stoking Sectarianism

November 21, 2019

Northern Yemen has become one of the latest theaters where tensions stemming from the Gulf crisis have reignited. In October, Yemen‘s UN-recognized government condemned Qatar for allegedly financing Houthi-produced textbooks that foment sectarianism.

America’s Outdated Special Relationship With Saudi Arabia

November 02, 2016

The US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the response to the Islamic State. This series instead focuses on five alternative Middle East policy challenges facing the next president. In this fourth part, Ryan J. Suto discusses the US-Saudi special...

There Are No Clear Winners in the Saudi War on Yemen

July 28, 2016

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Professor Charles Schmitz of Towson University. When Saudi Arabia and a coalition of its regional partners embarked on a military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, it was hardly predictable that the war would drag on for more than a...

The Yemen Crisis Explained

November 04, 2014

What does the current turmoil in Yemen mean for the future of the country? Yemen, often in the headlines for US drone strikes and al-Qaeda’s most active franchise, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has received heightened media attention for a different reason, a successful military...