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Anatomy of chaos: Yemen’s Taiz

Over the past year, crime and political maneuvering has exacerbated fragmentation among allies of the internationally recognized government in Yemen’s Taiz, obstructing the fight against Houthis.

Libyan General Haftar’s visit to Saudi Arabia

On March 27, Saudi King Salman hosted Khalifa Haftar in Riyadh. The Libyan General’s visit to KSA in all probability is linked to his efforts in seeking support for Operation Dignity which began in 2014.

Yemen: Regional dynamics surrounding the Southern Transition Council’s agenda

In Southern Yemen, decades-old grievances remain unaddressed. Many Southern Yemenis see themselves as the victims of exploitation at the hands of the leadership in the North.

A shadow caliphate emerges from the ruins

The Islamic State is cornered and down to defending a single village, Barghuz, in southeastern Syria near the Iraqi border. A vast caliphate that once stretched across Syria and Iraq is utterly vanquished. Or is it?

As America retreats, Putin builds a powerful military presence in Syria

In barely three years, Vladimir Putin has moved Russia from  being a relatively minor regional player to becoming a significant military power in the Middle East.