Category: Yemen

Juan Cole: Washington’s 2 Air Wars: alongside Iran in Iraq, Saudis in Yemen

The United States is now involved in two air wars in the Middle East, not to mention more widespread drone actions

Marwan Bishara: Yemen and Beyond

Saudi Arabia, in coordination with several other Arab states, has started airstrikes against Houthi controlled positions and bases to stem the tide of their military advance

Juan Cole: Does the Houthi Takeover of Yemen’s Sanaa Endanger World Trade?

The fall of the Yemeni government to radical Zaidi tribesmen from Saadah in the north has gone relatively unremarked in the US mass media

Ramzy Baroud: What the Media Is Not Telling Us About Yemen

Once again, justifying U.S. intervention

Ramzy Baroud: The Bloody War that Doesn’t Exist

What the media is not telling us about Yemen

Ramzy Baroud: Impossible Dialogue: The Choice in Yemen

Chances are dim that elections will be held in Yemen next February. Yet without elections, the push for reforms and change that were inspired by the Yemeni revolution would become devoid of any real value. Yemenis might find themselves back on the street, repeating the original demands that echoed in the country’s many impoverished cities, Read more…

Marjorie Cohn: Voices From the Drone Summit

Last weekend, I participated in a panel on the illegality of drones and targeted killing off the battlefield at the conference, “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance,” in Washington DC. Nearly 400 people from many countries came together to gather information, protest, and develop strategies to end targeted killing by combat drones. I found Read more…

Medea Benjamin: Drone Wars

Michelle Zellers spoke with Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and founder of the US-based anti-war group Codepink, who was arrested in May for interrupting Barack Obama’s speech on his drone program November 2013 Could you start by telling our readers about yourself? I started doing social justice work back in the Read more…

Ryan Goodman: No More Foreign Wars? Yet America Is Fighting In Yemen’s Civil War

No act of government calls for greater debate and deliberation than the decision to commit the country to war. The recent civil war in Syria sparked a national conversation in the United States about the direction of American foreign policy, and rightly so. But Syria was not the only civil war preoccupying the administration. While Read more…

Ian Sinclair: Jeremy Scahill interview

Within days of 9/11 it was clear the Bush Administration would exploit the terrorist attacks to push for war on Afghanistan and Iraq. What is less well known is the huge transformation that occurred at the heart of the US Government in those dark days – the topic of US journalist Jeremy Scahill’s new book Read more…

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