October 21, 2017

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Europe and the Middle East Are Both on the Verge of Unraveling

From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore? Read More »

Famines in the 21st Century? It’s Not for Lack of Food

Famines result from cumulative processes we can observe and predict. That means we can prevent them through timely public action. Read More »

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Still Faces Legal Challenges

The revised ban allows entry to citizens of Iraq, but continues to block citizens of six other Muslim majority nations. Read More »

DHS Announces TPS Designation for Yemen

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the 18-month TPS for Yemen due to the ongoing armed conflict in that country. Read More »

Yemen’s War Redrawing the Middle East’s Fault Lines

Saudi Arabia's ongoing war in Yemen does more to highlight the kingdom's isolation than its power. Read More »

Why Pakistan Must Protect Saudi Arabia

Instead of being every few years as a nation up the creek without a paddle, Pakistan must clearly and unambiguously state its intention to protect Saudi Arabia by putting its “boots on the ground” in the Kingdom. Read More »

US-Iran N. Deal a Game Changer for the Region?

The US-Iran deal opens new possibilities for the nuclear-armed India and Pakistan. If US and Iran can bury the acrimonious past, why cant Islamabad and New Delhi chart the same way when it comes to weapons of mass destruction. Read More »

Yemen: Handle With Extreme Care

Notwithstanding the apparent bonhomie of religious affinity Pakistan’s client-patron relationship across the civil-military broad spectrum with the Arab countries is basically transactional in nature. But Pakistan has to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. With the complicated contradictions inherent, this detrimental and dangerous situation needs handling with extreme care. Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s Long History of Meddling in Yemen

The Saudis are reluctant to send ground troops to fight the Houthis on Yemeni soil. But recent conflicts -- in Iraq, Syria and Libya -- show that air power alone is not enough to win a decisive victory. And the longer this conflict drags on, the more likely that the Houthis will gain wide popular support as the defenders of Yemen's independence against an aggressive and meddling neighbor. Read More »

Pakistan’s Yemen Dilemma

Pakistan is in a Catch-22 situation, damned if it joins the Saudi-led so-called “Sunni Coalition” and damned if it does not. Read More »