The fight over U.S. involvement in Yemen is shifting to new legal terrain: the president’s authority to engage in arms sales.
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The Houthis are a dangerous spoiler. The United States should be talking with them to understand their actions.
President Trump’s veto likely means that the Yemen resolution will never become law. But it also sheds light on the next stage in the fight over U.S. involvement in Yemen.
A recent joint resolution passed in the House may signal a renewal of the heated congressional debate on Yemen.
By adopting two resolutions that oppose the Trump administration’s policies towards Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the Senate may have tipped the scales towards a change in policy.
Wednesday’s vote was a major victory for opponents of the Yemen war. The reason has less to do with the legislation and more to do with the vote itself.
The United States has treated its Yemen policy as a subset of its Saudi policy. Now both policies are a mess.
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.