August 16, 2017

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

A woman holding her young malnourished baby queues for food at the Badbado camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IPDs).   (UN Photo/Stuart Price, CC License)

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

New York's JFK Airport was scene of spontaneous protests after President Trump's first immigration order on jan 27th. (Photo by ViewsWeek)

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

(Photo by Nicola Romagna, Creative Commons License)

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

Aid agencies are warning that the Yemen war is turning into a humanitarian crisis.

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

Pakistan may deploy some of its troops in Saudi Arabia. (Photo by K. Aksoy, Creative Commons License)

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?

Secretary State John Kerry during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Vienna in Oct. 2014.   (Photo by Javad Zarif

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

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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

Houthi rebels are believed to be backed by Iran. (Photo via video feed)

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 Army's commandos  are expected to be stationed in Saudi Arabia if the country decides to join the Saudi Arabia-lead coalition. (Photo via Inter Services Press Relations)

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 »

What the Media Says About Saudi Intervention in Yemen

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The intervention by Saudi Arabia-lead alliance in Yemen is raising fears of a larger conflict involving countries beyond Middle East. Read More »