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The United States Escalates in Yemen, the U.S.-backed Rebels in Syria Cut Raqqa’s Lifeline, and the Saudis Try a Charm Offensive
The United States might be losing allies in Yemen by fighting one war instead of the other, U.S.-backed rebels in Syria are advancing on the Islamic State but under fire from frenemies near Manbij, and the Saudis try a new tactic against Iran’s influence.
U.S. Sanctions Iran after Missile Test, U.S. Escalating Fight in Yemen, and Israel Clears One Settlement But Promises More
Iran conducts missile tests and gets slapped with new sanctions, the United States is looking at options for escalation in Yemen, and Israel evacuates the Amona settlement in the West Bank.
What the ground operation conducted by SEAL Team Six in Yemen this weekend can tell us about the Trump administration's legal and policy approach to counterterrorism going forward.
Attempts to create a lasting ceasefire in Yemen are failing, and the humanitarian disaster is only getting worse.
Middle East Ticker: Assad Regime Destroys Last Hospitals in Aleppo, Tunisia Confronts Its Past, and Another Truce in Yemen Fails
The Assad regime’s latest offensive is pushing deeper into Aleppo, Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission helps the country comes to terms with its past, and Saudi Arabia can’t convince its partners in Yemen to restart the peace process.
CENTCOM has just released a summary of publicly-acknowledged airstrikes conducted against AQAP targets in Yemen over the first five months of 2016. The list includes three strikes from February and March that were not previously acknowledged, interestingly, and there is no guarantee that there are not others of that kind still awaiting public disclosure.
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.
Posthumous video from AQAP's leader Nasir al-Wihayshi: "About Understanding the Implementation of Islamic Law"
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