Cautiously Optimistic: The Biden Administration’s Options in Yemen

November 16, 2020

As Joe Biden is declared US president-elect, expectations vary from pessimism on the left and among experts in the Middle East to optimism over lessons learned. In the US, the left has already sent the first warnings on expectations, focused on foreign policy and singling out Washington’s...

For Yemen, No Consistent EU Policy in Sight

August 28, 2020

The European Union and its member states have presented an approach to the ongoing conflict in Yemen that has lacked both coordination and coherence. The situation in Yemen, which was the poorest Arab country already before the eruption of a civil war in 2014, has been described by the Secretary...

Are Saudi Arabia and MBS Becoming a Liability for the White House?

December 18, 2018

It would be hard to find the leader of any close American ally in recent history with a cloud over his head as the one over Mohammed bin Salman today. The December 14 Senate votes to end US military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen and to condemn Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...

Can the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Help Bring an End to the War in Yemen?

October 22, 2018

Following Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination, serious questions are finally being asked about British and American involvement in the Yemen War. There is a link between the disappearance and murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the terrible war in Yemen that, after more than three...