AF’s Founder, Ali Shihabi has been quoted in The Washington Post: Even MBS’s strongest supporters in the United States appear concerned by the new social media campaign. Ali Shihabi, the head of the Saudi-backed Arabia Foundation, commented in an email to me Thursday: “I...
AF’s Founder, Ali Shihabi has been quoted in the Conservative Review: Ali Shihabi, the founder of the Arabia Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based Middle East think tank, confirmed to Conservative Review that it is indeed al-Houthi in the video. Shihabi tells CR that it is...
President Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw two thousand American troops from Syria upends several key US foreign policy objectives which have not been met.
We need to support peace in Yemen, but we cannot call for an abrupt end to the war without the restoration of good governance and government institutions. The Senate’s decision has more to do with congressional oversight over war-making than with Yemen specifically.
Pressuring Saudi Arabia has no political cost for Congress because the kingdom has no political constituency inside the United States.
The Khashoggi operation was a complete disaster carried out by senior elements in the Saudi government and when it went wrong there was an internal cover-up. That led the government to make statements that it quickly regretted. Now, the government has admitted what has...
For a long time, Americans defined Yemen in terms of counter-terrorism. Now there is a shift to defining it as a failed state and humanitarian catastrophe. When I returned to Yemen in the early 1990s I found kindness and respect. I made friends from the north and the...