Trump gives the JCPOA a “last chance,” Turkey prepares to attack U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria and the U.N. stops short of accusing Iran of providing missiles to Yemeni rebels.
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Ousted Yemeni President Killed, Trump Administration Considers Moving Embassy in Israel, Turkish Officials Go on Trial
Ali Abdullah Saleh finally found his end, the Trump administration’s partners are driving a hard bargain with the Palestinians, and Erdogan implicated in sanctions trial.
Iran Still Complying with Nuclear Deal, Rebel Coalition in Yemen Bends but Doesn’t Break, U.S. and Hezbollah Fight over Islamic State in Syria
The IAEA disagrees with the Trump administration about Iran’s compliance, Houthi and Saleh loyalists involved in Sanaa streetfighting, and an Islamic State convoy is trapped between Syria’s frontlines.
Terrorists Attack Tourist Spot in Spain, Yemen’s Rebel Coalition Fractures, Netanyahu Criticized for Tepid Response to Anti-Semitism
The Islamic State claims credit for attack in Barcelona, the Houthis and Ali Abdullah Saleh reach their breaking point, and the Israeli prime minister's response to the neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville suggests he is wary of offending Trump.
Attempts to create a lasting ceasefire in Yemen are failing, and the humanitarian disaster is only getting worse.
Middle East Ticker: Egypt Nears Its Boiling Point, Mosul Offensive Enters Second Week, and Two More Ceasefires Collapse
Public anger with Sisi’s government grows in Egypt, the coalition works through its disagreements on the fly in Mosul, and ceasefires fall apart in Aleppo and Yemen.
Middle East Ticker: Mosul Offensive Begins, U.S. Fires on Targets in Yemen, and What Intervention in Syria Will Look Like
Iraqi forces start the long-awaited fight to take the Islamic State’s last major city in the country, the United States gets caught in the escalation of the Saudi intervention in Yemen, the Obama administration considers next steps in Syria, and Libya’s U.N.-backed government gets forced out.
Despite the UN's new "roadmap" for peace for the Yemen war, the conflict has resulted in an effective partition of the country.
Nadwa Al-Dawsari argues that the emergence of the Islamic State in Yemen is a result of poor governance and that the international community must focus on building local governance capacity in order to counter the growing extremism.
On this week’s Lawfare Podcast, Gregory Johnsen outlines the current state-of-play in Yemen. Johnsen, who is a writer-at-large for Buzzfeed News, a doctoral candidate at Princeton University, and an all-things-Yemen-expert, walks Ben through the byzantine power politics in Sanaa that led to the conflict now engulfing Yemen and he explains why the war shouldn’t be viewed as just another Sunni-Shia fight.