Business

US-Made Patriot Missiles Shoot Down Houthi Rockets

A top U.S. admiral revealed the new detail about Saudi Arabia, already criticized for how they’re using their arsenal of Western-supplied arms against Yemen.

Science & Tech

To Survive a War, Yemenis Are Turning Fog Into Water

Yemen had a serious water shortage even before fighting intensified in 2015. Now, increasingly desperate villages are experimenting with ways to 'harvest' moisture from the air.

Threats

Yemen's War Is Nearly Lost in the Din of Surrounding Conflicts

With another ceasefire ended and nearly 3,000 already dead, Yemenis are stuck in a Saudi-Iranian proxy war that has no end in sight.

Threats

And Yemen Burns With Washington's Blessing

The Saudis keep hitting civilians — a wedding party on Monday, killing 120 — and blaming U.S. intelligence for bad targets.

Ideas

What Drone-Strike Data from Yemen and Pakistan Says about the ISIS Fight

Washington's drone program has cost a great deal of blood and money with little to show for it. Absent a political strategy, the effort in Syria will likely fare no better.

Ideas

Yemen's Refugee Crisis Is Spilling Over Into Somalia

There are now nearly 1.5 million displaced people in Yemen, though their plight is no less dire than those pouring out of the battlefields of Iraq and Syria.

Ideas

What a Yemeni Missile Teaches Us About the Iran Deal

The U.S. and its regional partners are going to have to work a lot harder because missiles are missing from the P5+1 nuclear negotiations.

Ideas

What Did Saudi Arabia Achieve in Yemen?

Hundreds of air strikes later, Hadi remains in Riyadh and the Houthis remain near Aden. Riyadh needs a new approach.

Ideas

Saudi Arabia Is Killing Its Chances For Success in Yemen

Air strikes that cause civilian deaths undermine counterinsurgency efforts, as the US learned painfully in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Threats

Who Are the Houthis?

The Iranian-backed Shia militia toppled Yemen's government and has sparked civil war. Here's how they came to power.

Threats

The US Has Joined the War for Yemen, But Why?

Why did the White House so eagerly sign up to back a Saudi-led Yemeni intervention that appears to be guided by dangerously unclear goals?

Policy

Why the Gulf States Won’t Save Yemen

The Gulf Cooperation Council's joint military force is not built for war, but to protect authoritarian regimes from unarmed civilian uprisings.

Threats

Yemen: From the Arab Spring to a Leaderless Nation

Four years after Arab Spring protests spread across the Middle East and North Africa, Yemen is on the brink of an all-out civil war. By Laura Kasinof

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