Regions / Saudi Arabia
The State Department warned for years that the U.S. was complicit in war crimes in Yemen. No one put a stop to it.
Trump is doing whatever he can to make it impossible for his successor to resolve some of the world’s most intractable problems.
With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over.
Neither the law nor the facts support a conclusion that Saudi war crimes in Yemen are “isolated.”
As we spiral toward a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran, it’s worth reflecting on the failures to rein in U.S. aggression along the way.
Hard data shows ending our wars would be smart politics — and the first step toward repairing a moral calamity.
As Saudi Arabia slowly backpedals, we could see an end to the Yemen war, an easing of Iran’s isolation, and a reduced role for the U.S.
For all their overwhelming firepower, the U.S. and its allies can cause a lot of misery in the Middle East, but still can't govern the course of events.
Bolton’s bellicose worldview is the basic operating system of the Trump administration.
Emboldened by Donald Trump, U.S. allies are leading the charge toward greater authoritarianism in the region.