Bernie Sanders introduced another War Powers Resolution to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, but he ultimately pulled it under pressure from the Biden administration. Read my coverage in The New Republic.
A close analysis of Biden’s announcement to end US support for “offensive” operations in Yemen but continue to “defend Saudi Arabia’s sovereignty” suggests perhaps a disingenuous ploy to appease a refreshingly active antiwar coalition while continuing to intervene through other means. Read the piece in The New Republic.
There’s a lot of interesting stuff in here on Qatar, USAID and Samantha Power, the Houthi terrorist designation, and Biden’s diplomatic gaslighting. I spoke with Yemen expert Isa Blumi (whose analysis is truly unparalleled), Saudi scholars Victor McFarland and Robert Vitalis, and arms expert Bill Hartung.
I wrote a piece on what to expect from Biden’s foreign policy for the February issue of the NYC Chinatown-based (print-only) newspaper The Drunken Canal.