There is no excuse to prioritize profit over human rights. Senator Jack Reed and the rest of Congress have made themselves fully complicit in Saudi Arabia's war crimes and the destabilization of Yemen.
The Brussels, Istanbul and Paris terrorism attacks on soft targets and airports are all designed to maximize fear among two target populations: citizens and tourists.
What if I told you that YouTube is abetting radical jihadi terrorism in the United States? What if I also told you that YouTube management has turned a blind eye to appeals to cease doing so? Wouldn't you want to have YouTube management hear your outcry?
This is the second year I am invited to speak about the war in Yemen at a side event during the UN Human Rights Council annual session.
President Obama is meeting Friday with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the conflict in Yemen among the topics of discussion. The President should take a signal from the House vote, and pressure Saudi Arabia to end its war in Yemen.
In a word Obama foreign policy has been adequate. His victories have been equally matched by his failures. His policy has neither substantially forwar...
The use of CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons and other banned cluster munitions for the past year in Yemen by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of states has ignited a firestorm of concern.
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Being in the midst of history sometimes mean events are not seen in the "big picture" view that historians often later take, when looking back at the period.
The objectives of the strategic dialogue between Russia and the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council are not complicated, but fulfilling them...
We in the U.S., who may otherwise be moved to care about the fate of millions in Yemen whose lives are being upended with our own government's complicity, are lulled into complacency, with our comfortable feeling about our nation's inherent goodness fully intact.
Let the talk about a Plan B stop out of mercy for the victims of the policies of attrition and the patchwork strategies being pursued in the raging ba...
Despite expressing doubts about America's relationship with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama recently flew to Riyadh. Yet again he sought to "reassure" the Saudi royals about U.S. support. In fact, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia raises the question: What are allies for? If the president wants to leave his mark on American foreign policy, he should put distance between America and its most counterproductive partners. Riyadh would be a good place to start. After all, he rightly criticized the Kingdom as among the many "free riders" on U.S. security guarantees. Washington and Saudi Arabia should move to a more normal relationship. There no longer need be the pretense of intimate political friendship.
The possibility of peace will not occur unless we force it to occur, until then, we might as just watch Bart defy the impossible.
We will not leave patients behind. And we will not be silent. Seeking or providing health care must not be a death sentence. You will be judged not on your words today, but on your actions. Your work has only begun. Make this resolution save lives.
Indeed, the Saudis, long touted by some would-be realists as just the sort of implacable autocrats the Middle East needs for long-term stability, have themselves been furiously stirring the pot in recent months and years.