The United States has been an enabler for Saudi Arabia's devastating intervention in Yemen, and hurt its credibility in the process.
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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.
The brutal conflict in Yemen is actually three intersecting wars, each with different prospects for peace.
A DMZ Deal for Idlib, U.S. Tones Down Plans for Confrontation with Iran at the United Nations, Saudi-Emirati Offensive in Yemen Resumes
Russia and Turkey reach an agreement to avert a crisis in Syria, the Trump administration reconsiders plans for a Trump-chaired UN Security Council session, and the offensive to retake Hodeidah is back on.
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.
Daniel Byman analyzes the benefits and costs of continued U.S. support for the Saudi and Emirati intervention in Yemen.
An end to their interventions would leave both of them, and Yemen, better off.