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December 1, 2017

Yemen
How the Saudi Blockade Threatens Famine in Yemen

Averting famine will require Saudi Arabia to permit the resumption of commercial shipping of food and fuel to the besieged country.

Shipping to the Red Sea port of Hodeidah has been largely cut off.

October 14, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
The State of Slavery in Mauritania

Tyler Falish is a student in Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development and a former intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. T…

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April 19, 2016

Yemen
Yemen in Crisis

Yemen’s mounting internal divisions and a Saudi-led military intervention have spawned an escalating political, military, and humanitarian crisis.

A Houthi fighter in Sana'a stands guard over a demonstration against Saudi-led air strike.

December 12, 2017

Yemen
Yemen: A Country in Crisis

The What to Do About... series highlights a specific issue and features experts who will put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting. 

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December 11, 2015

Yemen
Fiddling in Yemen: A Messy War’s Lessons for Global Conflict Management

Coauthored with Callie Plapinger, intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. As the world watches Syria burn, a tiny glimmer of hop…

Protesters demonstrate against the Saudi-led air strikes outside the United Nations offices in Sana'a, Yemen, on November 2, 2015.

June 4, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Nigeria Relations and the State of Emergency

This is a guest post by Jacob Zenn, an analyst of African Affairs for the Washington D.C.-based think tank, The Jamestown Foundation, and a contributor for the West Point CTC Sentinel. After Boko Ha…

A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall in Baga village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, in the north-eastern state of Borno May 13, 2013.

November 16, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mauritania’s Uncertain Position in Face of President’s Extended Recuperation

This is a guest post by Geoff Porter, an analyst with North Africa Risk Consulting, Inc. (NARCO). He is a specialist in North Africa and the Sahel. One month ago, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould …

 Supporters carry a poster of coup-leader Abdelaziz in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott 07/08/2008.

May 12, 2008

Rule of Law
Somalia’s Transitional Government

Though international observers had hoped Somalia’s transitional federal government would bring stability to the war-torn nation after sixteen years of “failed state” status, by mid-2008 experts said …

February 7, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Some Mali Tuaregs Turn Against Radical Islamists

Reuters is reporting the claim by pro-autonomy Tuareg MNLA rebels that they have seized Mohamed Moussa Ag Mohamed, who imposed harsh Islamist rule on Timbuktu, and Oumeini Ould Baba Akmed, a kidnappe…

An ethnic Tuareg soldier in the Malian army rides in a pickup truck in Niono January 19, 2013.

March 30, 2012

Iraq
Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Real Challenges, Lessons for Libya, and Palestinian Protests

The Sandmonkey takes a step back from the Egyptian political scene and looks at the country’s real problems and some possible ways to start fixing them. Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou says Libya sh…

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