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Fatima Abo Alasrar breaks down the latest round of Yemen talks for BBC Radio (14:00 to 19:40)

We need to temper our expectations. These talks are a first step in advancing peace.Read More

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Bernard Haykel speaks with the BBC about mounting Congressional pressure on Saudi Arabia

Pressuring Saudi Arabia has no political cost for Congress because the kingdom has no political constituency inside the United States.Read More

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Ali Shihabi discusses the Jamal Khashoggi tragedy with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

The Khashoggi operation was a complete disaster carried out by senior elements in the Saudi government and when it went […]Read More

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Fatima Abo Alasrar describes the complexities of life and war in Yemen for Slate’s What Next

For a long time, Americans defined Yemen in terms of counter-terrorism. Now there is a shift to defining it as […]Read More

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Fatima Abo Alasrar breaks down the UN Yemen report for France24

The US has expressed concern over the United Nations’ human rights report and wants to send a strong message to […]Read More

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Ali Shihabi discusses the “New” Middle East and Regional Counterterrorism at the Aspen Security Forum

  The Saudi monarchy was always Osama bin Laden’s primary target. He believed that if he hit the United States, […]Read More

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Ali Shihabi discusses the end of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving with Bloomberg

Conservatives have long used the driving issue as a way to prevent women from becoming fully integrated into society. And […]Read More

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Gregory D. Johnsen Explains Iranian & American Involvement in Yemen’s War for PBS NewsHour

The port at Hodeidah accounts for between seventy and eighty percent of all the food and aid that enters Yemen.Read More

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Ali Shihabi discusses KSA response to US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal on NPR’s Here and Now

The Saudi government is unanimous in its support of the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA.Read More

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Firas Maksad discusses US strikes on Syria with BBC

In the short-term, this weekend’s airstrikes will most likely not change the situation in Syria, especially since the US and its allies opted for a limited campaign targeting chemical weapons’ facilities instead of saturation strikes against regime assets.Read More

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