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Ep. 19: Idlib and the future of Syria's Kurds; Yemen, RISK and more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ep. 8: The Atlantic's Uri Friedman; Battle for Hodeida; New Special Ops gear, weapons and more.

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Ep. 5: Q&A with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson; UAE, Iran, and the war in Yemen, plus more.

Welcome to the fifth episode of our podcast about the news, strategy, tech, and business trends defining the future of national security.

Threats

Houthis ‘Softening,’ But UAE Minister Says Yemen Security Could Still Require Foreign Troops

The UAE’s foreign-affairs minister says the Houthis are weakening under pressure from the Saudi-led military coalition. The question is what comes next, and who should decide.

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Saudi Crown Prince: Iran's Supreme Leader 'Makes Hitler Look Good'

In a wide-ranging conversation, Prince Mohammed bin Salman also recognized the Jewish people’s right to “their own land.”

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Stand Up for the Constitution: Stop Unauthorized Involvement in Yemen's Civil War

The War Powers Act requires a Senate vote. Lawmakers should not duck their responsibility.

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The War in Yemen and the Making of a Chaos State

Aid workers, journalists, and experts describe little-appreciated realities about a 1,000-day conflict and — just maybe — how to turn things around.

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Did the Saudis Shoot Down a Houthi Missile on Nov. 4? It Doesn’t Much Matter

The Patriot has proven itself with dozens of successful intercepts. Moreover, it’s just one part of a solid anti-missile defense strategy.

Threats

The Danger of Yemen's Secret Prisons

Black sites in the war-ravaged country help ensure that it will remain fertile ground for terrorists for years to come.

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Yemen Could Be the Key to Solving the Iran Problem

A proposal to transfer control of a Red Sea port could have wide-ranging effects on regional tension.

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What's Really at Stake for America in Yemen's Conflict

As the Trump administration navigates the risks of escalation, there’s a real danger it will get the calculus wrong.

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Beyond Yemen, the Ghost of Anwar al-Awlaki Will Long Haunt US Forces

The enduring propaganda value of a martyr.

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15 Questions Trump Should Answer About His 'Safe Zones'

If the president is serious about this, White House officials must clarify exactly what this new and expansive military mission would entail.

Threats

Made-in-America Weapons, War Crimes, and the Outcry Over Yemen

As the US limits some arms sales to Saudi Arabia, human rights groups present 'overwhelming evidence' pointing back at Washington.

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The US Should Stand with Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Facing Iran and Hezbollah on their border, Saudis have no choice to see this war to its end – with or without American weapons and support.

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Yemen Has Become the Graveyard of the Obama Doctrine

The human costs of facilitating Saudi Arabia’s proxy war have been enormous, and there’s no end in sight.

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