Author Archives: Michael Horton
Taking a page from T.E. Lawrence and excelling at primitive drone technology, these ‘ragtag’ insurgents are besting major powers in Yemen.
The loss of the Saudis’ most capable partner will be a blow. But what if they can convince Washington to pick up the slack?
Four years ago, they thought they could defeat the Houthis quickly. But the Yemenis turned out to be tougher than expected.
They got rid of piracy and al-Shabaab at a fraction of the cost that we’ve spent in the region. How?
While Pompeo and Mattis talk tough, the Saudis are readying for another offensive designed to starve civilians.
While the U.S. bombs, Xi Jinping is building—one power play at a time.
Trump has threatened ‘severe punishment’ for alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Let’s hope he means it.
Nothing good can come out of aiding the Saudis in Yemen—nothing except enriching weapons dealers.
The would-be killer was a DIY drone.
Why do Americans help manage their PR? This week in particular, our role has been shameful.
Invaders throughout history have thrown themselves against the anvil, only to be left bloodied and defeated.
Sixteen years of war has brought something we never prepared for: increasingly intelligent drones in the hands of terrorists.
Ali Abdullah Saleh’s assassination was part of a cycle of revenge that threatens to destroy his country.
The Houthi fighters are tougher than you think, and are no Persian proxies—yet.
Firing popular Saudi guard leader may have been a critical miscalculation.
Is this why Saudi allies won’t help stop the war?
No country has done more to spread radical Islam than Saudi Arabia.
Trump is expanding the flawed policy of Obama.
The war has failed to achieve any of its aims.
Is Yemen being used as a springboard to war?
from The American Conservative