Regions / Yemen
Supporting Saudi attacks on Yemen is a way for the U.S. to show the Saudis that Iran is still a mutual adversary.
To hear Saudi leaders tell it, the kingdom is under constant threat from Iran. But graver threats of their own making lurk at home.
80 percent of people in the Arab world's poorest country are in danger of starving to death under a U.S.-backed blockade and bombing campaign.
The Saudi attack on Yemen has been a test run for the new Obama Doctrine.
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah.
Saudi Arabia's ongoing war in Yemen does more to highlight the kingdom's isolation than its power.
Washington's support for Yemen's former dictatorship — and of Saudi efforts to sideline the country's nonviolent pro-democracy movement — helped create the current crisis.
Reading the tea leaves to determine whether Al Qaeda or the Islamic State will lead the Islamist extremist world.
Unification of the Middle East, though not a caliphate, would be ideal, but unity would be a step in the right direction.
The Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen has more in common with 19th-century Europe than the 21st-century Middle East.