Russian President Vladimir Putin recently floated a proposal to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, envisioning a reduced Iranian military footprint in Syria – where Russia, Israel and the US all have interests – in return for the US scaling back its ramped-up...
An invitation from the king of Saudi Arabia to his Qatari counterpart to attend the December 9 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh has set the stage for potential progress on a protracted dispute that left the council deeply divided and arguably undermined US...
The Trump administration’s call for renewed peace negotiations to end the Yemen conflict, the subsequent decision to end refueling support to the Arab Coalition aircraft, and indications that the hitherto unreliable Houthis may actually attend negotiations have all ignited...
Although peace consultations between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Ansarullah, more commonly known as the Houthis, are currently under way just outside of Stockholm, Sweden, chances for a diplomatic breakthrough are slim.
We need to temper our expectations. These talks are a first step in advancing peace.
Last week, two top US administration officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, urged all actors in Yemen’s conflict to adopt a cease-fire within thirty days.
WASHINGTON – The killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has left the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its weakest diplomatic position since the horrific terror attacks of September 11.