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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The global order myth. Andrew Bacevich reminds us [1] why laments for the “global order” are misguided.

Record opposition to Saudi arms sale–but not enough. Alex Emmons and Zaid Jilani report [2] on the Senate’s failed resolution of disapproval on the latest Saudi arms sale.

The Tehran attack reveals inconsistencies in anti-ISIS fight. Frida Ghitis comments [3] on both the Iranian and American responses to the attacks in Tehran.

Sanaa’s survivor: how Saleh is still calling the shots. Laura Kasinof explains [4] how the former president of Yemen retains substantial influence.