If there is a region in the world where tensions could lead to conflicts with terrible consequences, it is the Middle East. Washington, the principal ally of Saudi Arabia and Israel, and Moscow, ally of Iran and Syria, should act soon to lessen the tension.
The war in Yemen ... is taking on a much broader scenario in which the interests of international powers are engaged. Every move Trump makes in the coming days and months will have direct consequences.
What’s happening in Syria and Yemen – the killing of civilians and systematic destruction of both countries’ institutions – is a perfect example of U.S.-Saudi involvement in terrorist acts.
President Obama participated in the Gulf Summit in Riyadh, where he repeated assurances minus the guarantees. Such pledges failed to change attitudes in the United States, where days later, veteran Sen. John McCain, the number one critic of U.S. foreign policy strategy, notably spoke derisively, once again criticizing [Read more]