What Are the Paths Toward Peace in Yemen?

March 04, 2021

FO° Live, in association with Diwan podcast, hosts a conversation about Yemen's six-year conflict and the possible paths toward peace.

Who Are the Houthis?

February 22, 2021

The World Must Not Forget Yemen

January 21, 2021

In 2020, 24.3 million people, or 80% of the population in Yemen, were at risk of hunger and disease, with 14.4 million in acute need of assistance. A political solution is necessary to end the war and achieve lasting peace. This may take time. The international community must provide the...

How to Understand the Crisis in Yemen

October 14, 2020

The UAE Ups Its Game in Yemen and Libya

May 04, 2020

While one should not leap to conclusions too hastily, there are some interesting parallels between what is happening now in Yemen and what happened a little over a year ago in Libya. In both countries, efforts at peace talks have been upturned by events on the ground. And while it is also...

Can the Saudi Call for Ceasefire in Yemen Work?

April 13, 2020

On April 9, the government of Saudi Arabia unilaterally called for a two-week ceasefire in the five-year conflict that has ravaged Yemen, the Middle East’s poorest nation. The UN, the European Union and the US Congress have long called for a suspension of hostilities and a return to...

Fighting for Legitimacy: The Dueling Sovereignties in Southern Yemen

August 20, 2019

Recent clashes in Aden lay bare the untenable sociopolitical status quo in southern Yemen. Weeks of attacks and conspiracies reveal a strained Saudi-Emirati alliance and unaddressed southern Yemeni grievances. A tenuous partnership between forces of the Saudi-backed, internationally-recognized...

Divided Arab States Look to Russia

May 07, 2019

Unlike Western powers, Russia seems to have both the means and the willingness to intervene when its interests are at stake. The West has grown reluctant to intervene in ongoing crises in the Middle East and North Africa. At the same time, several Arab states are increasingly determined to flex...

Trump’s Commitment to the Status Quo in the Middle East

April 17, 2019

Trump thinks the war in Yemen is just another extension of America First, which also seems to mean the “president first.” President Donald Trump offered this extraordinarily reasoned justification for vetoing a Congress resolution to end the US military engagement in Saudi Arabia’s war in...

The Courtroom Drama of the Jamal Khashoggi Murder

December 18, 2018

The Saudis and the White House agree that the divine right of a crown prince must not be interfered with. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Lacking a judicial framework to stage the trial of the assassins of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the media have become the virtual courtroom and the...

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