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Yemen news and analysis from The Nation
June 14, 2017
Rand Paul and Most Senate Democrats Almost Blocked Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal
Unfortunately, a handful of Democrats sided with the administration and against efforts to end Saudi atrocities in Yemen.
June 9, 2017
How Trump Is Inflaming the Middle East’s Proxy Wars
He has emboldened a recklessly aggressive Saudi government, which is now destroying Yemen, imposing a blockade on Qatar—and could even stumble into war with Iran.
June 8, 2017
ISIL Hits Tehran; Trump Blames Victim, Iran Hard-Liners Blame Saudis
ISIL uses terror to set people against one another, so by that standard, its attack on Iran may be more successful than the ones in Britain.
May 23, 2017
Our Embarrassment in Chief’s International Trip Is No Laughing Matter
Let’s not grade a guy holding the nuclear codes on a curve.
May 22, 2017
What Explains Trump’s Sharp About-Face on Saudi Arabia?
It has more than a little to do with the power of the Saudi lobby—as well as the administration’s deep hostility toward Iran.
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May 9, 2017
We Are Spending a Trillion on War and We Need to Own Up to It
Why doesn’t the American media report the true costs of war?
William D. Hartung
May 9, 2017
There Is Growing Bipartisan Opposition to Trump’s Unauthorized Military Actions
Members of Congress are warning the administration that it must consult Congress before lending US support to “a potentially catastrophic” military action in Yemen.
May 8, 2017
Congress Is Drawing a ‘Red Line’ Over Trump’s Support for the Saudi War on Yemen
Millions are threatened by famine, as Riyadh prepares an assault on the country’s key port.
April 20, 2017
The World Hasn’t Had This Many People Dying of Starvation and Disease Since World War II
And the United States is complicit in their death.
Michael T. Klare
April 18, 2017
Why We Can’t Afford to Send More Troops to the Middle East
Pursuing such policies would all but hand victory to ISIS and other extremist groups.