Houthis

De-escalation Will Not Solve the Houthi Problem

The Biden Administration’s strategy of de-escalation at all costs has not been working against Iran and its proxies

The Weakness is the Point in American Foreign Policy

The Biden administration’s weakness abroad is part of a targeted appeal to its progressive base at home

Countering Iranian Aggression in Jordan & Beyond

How should America respond to the January 28th attacks on American forces in Jordan by Iranian proxies?

America Must Invest in the Continued Promise of the Abraham Accords 

The United States still has a critical leadership role to play in the Middle East—the Abraham Accords were only a starting point.

Iran and al Qaeda: an Unexpected Axis

The connection between al Qaeda and Iran was hardly recognized until the discovery of documents in Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan

America’s Conscience and the Crisis in Yemen: Robert Nicholson Takes on Nicholas Kristof

For Nicholas Kristof to say that Americans “are willing to starve Yemeni schoolchildren” because “we dislike Iran’s ayatollahs” is so simplistic as to be immoral in itself.

Strange Bedfellows: Is the US Supporting al-Qaeda in Yemen?

The Arab coalition and the US find themselves in the awkward position of directly and indirectly supporting al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula while they fight the Houthis in Yemen.

Whose Fault is the Yemeni Crisis Anyway?

Though the Yemen conflict is in many ways a proxy war between Iran and the Saudi coalition, it is much more complicated, and not all the blame should be placed on the coalition for worsening the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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