As the United States pulls back from the Middle East, China and the Gulf states are competing for and cooperating on development projects.
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Partial Ceasefire Begins in Yemen, Turkey Makes New Push for Gulen Extradition, U.S. Concerned about Potential Offensive in Eastern Syria
Yemen peace talks make progress on key issues, Turkey’s foreign minister says the Trump administration is considering expelling Fethullah Gulen and Turkish troops threaten to push into territory held by U.S.-backed forces.
An end to the Saudi intervention is a good first step to ending suffering in Yemen, but by itself it will not be enough.
The United States has been an enabler for Saudi Arabia's devastating intervention in Yemen, and hurt its credibility in the process.
U.S. Shifts Support for Saudi Intervention in Yemen, Gaza Clashes Spark Political Crisis in Israel, Trump Administration Eases Pressure over Khashoggi Murder
Saudi forces are closing in on Hodeidah but will no longer receive refueling support from the United States, a tenuous ceasefire is in effect after two days of violence along the Israel-Gaza border, and Turkey shares intelligence about Khashoggi’s death.
U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran, New Wave of Islamic State Attacks, Calls for Yemen Ceasefire Fail to Halt Fighting in Hodeidah
The Trump administration implements its second round of Iran sanctions, the Pentagon warns of Islamic State reconsolidation, and MBS escalates his war in Yemen.
Saudi Court Intrigue amid Khashoggi Investigation, a Front Heats Up in Yemen, a Terrorist Attack in Tunisia Roils Political Divisions
The United States takes limited punitive action in response to Khashoggi’s murder, fighting escalates near Hodeidah, and Tunisia’s political crisis is rocked by a suicide bomber.
The United States has treated its Yemen policy as a subset of its Saudi policy. Now both policies are a mess.
Saudi Arabia Under Political Pressure after Pushing False Narrative on Khashoggi’s Death, New Scrutiny on Draconian Policies on Dissent, Jordan Ends Lease Agreement with Israel
Riyadh, Washington, and Ankara wrangle over the fallout from the murder of a Saudi dissident, Turkey releases a U.S. citizen but other foreign nationals remain imprisoned, and Jordan announces it will cancel an annex to its 1994 peace agreement with Israel.
In killing Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia violated two core rules of international law central to the stability of the state system.