The Week’s Most Interesting Reads
Saudi Arabia’s coming quagmire. Peter Salisbury explains the background to the current war in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia’s foolhardy war in Yemen. Kevin Sullivan warns the U.S. not to lend support to it.
Reducing the Houthis to Iranian proxies is a mistake. Dan Murphy challenges the oversimplified story that is being told about the war in Yemen.
The Iran hawks were wrong. Trita Parsi reviews how Iran hawks have misunderstood Iran and have repeatedly argued for the wrong policies.
A significant breakthrough with Iran. Fred Kaplan comments on the importance of the framework agreement reached this week in Switzerland.
The future of British politics is Scottish. Clive Crook reacts to the party leaders’ debate and the performance of the SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon.
The worst reason for war. Micah Zenko rebukes the administration for its willingness to back the Saudi war on Yemen because of a “lack of alternatives.”