Riyadh picks a fight with Canada, the Trump administration reinstates sanctions on Iran, and U.S. partners are paying off al-Qaeda in Yemen’s civil war.
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Daniel Byman analyzes the benefits and costs of continued U.S. support for the Saudi and Emirati intervention in Yemen.
Emirati-backed forces in Yemen are advancing on Hodeidah, the Gulf states reopen aid flows to Jordan after protests, and Iraq’s election has become a political crisis.
Irregularities around Muhammad bin Salman's accession to crown prince suggest opposition to his rule from within the Saudi royal family.
King Abdullah tries to contain popular outrage over new taxes and subsidy reductions, the Gulf crisis enters its second year, and Turkey and the U.S. reach an agreement on the Kurdish presence in Manbij.
The alliances in Yemen’s civil war shift again, Assad is pushes his luck in southwest Syria, and France presses Libya’s factions to hold elections.
The United States will go with sanctions alone against Iran, the Saudi crown prince’s campaign for reform without reformers, and the Assad regime waits for better terms.
Macron and Merkel make the pitch for preserving the Iran deal, Erdogan calls snap elections, and a Houthi political leader is killed by a Saudi airstrike.
The Saudi crown prince's assertive foreign policy is the product of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.