June 22, 2018
The Gulf nation’s ground troops have cultivated alliances in Yemen with local armed groups, but its ability to shape the civil war’s outcome is limited.
December 1, 2017
Averting famine will require Saudi Arabia to permit the resumption of commercial shipping of food and fuel to the besieged country.
November 17, 2017
Saudi Arabia pressed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign to try to weaken Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon. The path to resolving the crisis could run through Yemen.
November 6, 2017
An attack on Green Berets in southwest Niger has reignited a debate over U.S. policy in the region that stretches back decades.
June 8, 2017
With its attacks in Iran, the Islamic State is trying to demonstrate that despite military setbacks it remains a capable Sunni vanguard.
April 7, 2017
Syria’s breach of its treaty obligations has led to broad international support for U.S. military action, says CFR’s Lori Esposito Murray.
March 13, 2017
An escalation in U.S. counterterrorism strikes is unlikely to degrade the country’s al-Qaeda affiliate and a two-year-long Saudi-led air campaign is no closer to defeating Houthi rebels, says Ambassa…
September 22, 2016
Afghanistan’s unity government has made progress on reform but remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency.
August 18, 2016
The battle for Aleppo has taken a staggering civilian toll, and it is likely to escalate because both regime and opposition forces see the city as crucial to a political endgame, says expert Lina Kha…
January 29, 2016
Libya’s UN-brokered unity agreement is fragile at best and could fracture in the event of a stepped-up Western intervention against Islamic State forces, says expert Mary Fitzgerald.