Cholera and Collapse of Governance in Yemen

July 18, 2017

So far, only 15% of Yemen's needs in terms of humanitarian assistance for 2017 has been funded.  Since April 2017, cholera has taken over 1,600 lives and infected more than 250,000 people in Yemen. Half of those infected are children. The conflict in Yemen has been ongoing for two years....

What Lies Ahead for Yemen in 2017?

January 08, 2017

For Yemen, it’s a case of: there's only one way up when you're at zero. As the old saying goes, only once we have hit rock bottom can we rehabilitate ourselves. Usually the preserve of the individual, this saying can also been applied to countries in distress. And perhaps no more so than the...

America’s Outdated Special Relationship With Saudi Arabia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...

Inside America’s Invisible Government

November 01, 2016

Those in power in America do not like to see the status quo challenged. The American journalist Edward Bernays is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psychoanalysis, it was Bernays who coined the term “public relations” as a...