Bitter Pills to Swallow for Iran and Saudi Arabia

February 05, 2018

Both Iran and Saudi Arabia embarking on economic transformation of their respective economies will benefit not just their own citizens but the wider region as well. Notwithstanding the entrenched animosity between bitter rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, it is possible that Iranian regional...

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....

Will Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Get Worse?

June 01, 2017

Hunger and disease are adding to Yemen’s death toll, leaving the war-torn country in a state of deep humanitarian crisis. Since the cholera outbreak in October 2016, compounded by hunger and malnourishment, Yemen has been suffering a severe health crisis. Cholera is a gastrointestinal...

Protesting the War in Yemen

May 31, 2017

The US is complicit in policies that could kill as many Yemenis as Jews perished in the Holocaust. We are witnessing a period of activism and civic engagement unprecedented in my generation. Liberals have picked up the placards they put away for most of the Obama era and remembered how to...