Democrats Should Debate Arms Policy, Not Just Impeachment

With Congress and the president at odds over Saudi exports and other questions, it’s time to press the candidates about their views.

Yemen Cannot Afford to Wait

The scars in the country run deep—and the U.S. shares responsibility.

I Ran the Air War Over Gaddafi. Here's Why The US Should Stop Backing the Yemen War

One hopes Jared Kushner said it in Saudi Arabia, but Congress should curtail the Pentagon’s participation in this war.

Senate Votes to Curtail Yemen Involvement in Rebuke of Trump

The 56-41 vote is largely symbolic — for now — but it shows that congressional outrage with Riyadh is unlikely to cool.

Who Is Paying for the War in Yemen?

The Pentagon says that “errors in accounting” mean Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have not been properly charged for refueling.

The Senate is Poised to Pass the Yemen Resolution. Now What?

The House is almost certain not to take up the measure while Republicans are still in control. But what about next year?

The Senate Takes a Step to Void America’s Blank Check to the Saudis

Washington can continue to work with Riyadh, but it need never again accept flagrant violations of human rights, international norms, or U.S. national interests.

Senate Rebukes Trump in Historic Vote to Curtail Support for Saudi Campaign in Yemen

Lawmakers have tried for years to end U.S. involvement in Yemen. They just passed a big procedural hurdle, thanks to an empty chair at a Senate briefing.

Mattis Sets 30-Day Deadline for Yemen Ceasefire

“We’ve admired this problem for long enough down there,” the defense secretary said.

'Extraordinarily Important': Top US General Defends Saudi Relationship, Yemen War

‘I think it is better if we are engaged,” CENTCOM commander Gen. Joseph Votel says in an interview.

The US Is Prolonging an Unwinnable War in Yemen

The Trump administration is allowing its policy to be dictated by Saudi Arabia’s rivalry with Iran.

The UAE Will Shape the Future of Yemen

As the United Arab Emirates’ bloody war against the Houthis drags on, it’s also playing a key role in the fight against al-Qaeda.

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This Is the Political Moment to Stop Supporting the Saudi War in Yemen

The deadly attack on a school bus with a U.S. laser-guided bomb should, at last, end Washington's backing.

Yemen's Fleeting Opportunity for Peace

A deal to stop a bloody fight over Hodeidah has no shot without the full backing of the Saudi-led coalition and the West.

As US Tightens Sanctions, Iran Seeks Leverage — and Russia May Win Either Way

Iran's recent relatively mild public statements belie the cards it might play in regional conflicts.