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Yemen Matrix: Allies & Adversaries

Elana DeLozier

Introduction To fresh eyes, the current conflict in Yemen may appear to have begun when a rebel group solidified its takeover of the capital in 2015, leaving the government to flee into exile and its regional neighbors scrambling to save it. Yet that story line only scratches the surface. Yemen is...

In Focus: The Rising Generation of Leaders in Kuwait & Saudi Arabia

PolicyWatch 1073

Kuwait's Parliament Decides Who Rules

Simon Henderson

At a time when attention is focused on the problems democracy has brought in one part of the Middle East, such as the Palestinian territories, it has been easy to overlook how democratic processes were key to resolving a crisis in another Middle Eastern country: Kuwait. The January 15 death of...