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Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

Comment: The Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen has only brought death and calamity, writes Imad K. Harb.

US 'certifies' UAE-Saudi 'efforts' in reducing Yemen civilian deaths

The New Arab

US 'certifies' UAE-Saudi 'efforts' in reducing Yemen civilian deaths

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that he has 'certified' that the Saudi-led coalition is making efforts to reduce civilian casualties in Yemen, but rights groups remain skeptical.

Qatar attends top GCC military meeting in Kuwait

The New Arab

Qatar attends top GCC military meeting in Kuwait

Qatar's chief-of-staff has attended the first meeting of the Gulf's army chiefs in Kuwait since the start of the worst political crisis to hit ...

<em>Mattis</em> holds UAE talks after warning over Yemen war

The New Arab & agencies

Mattis holds UAE talks after warning over Yemen war

The Pentagon chief previously warned the US backing Yemen's war was "not unconditional".

Paul R. Pillar

War crimes in Yemen

Comment: The Trump administration's policy on the war in Yemen is indefensible, writes Paul R. Pillar.

The New Arab

US may withdraw support to Saudis over Yemen casualties

Senior officials at the Pentagon are growing increasingly concerned with the extent of collateral damage caused by the Saudi-led coalition in ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Is the US-Saudi love affair coming to an end?

Analysis: Growing outrage over Washington's complicity in the Yemen war is leading lawmakers to fight against US military support for Saudi ...

The New Arab

US praises Saudi crown prince's efforts in 'anti-Taliban fatwa'

Saudi Arabia kicked off a two-day conference for Muslim scholars expected to produce a fatwa denouncing the tactics of the Taliban, as the US ...

War in Afghanistan is killing more people than ever

Edward Hunt

War in Afghanistan is killing more people than ever

Comment: The Trump administration's approach is failing. Record numbers of Afghans are dying, and the local government has been losing control ...

James Snell

Raqqa's rapid 'liberation' was flawed from the outset

Comment: A quick liberation of Raqqa was the coalition's sole aim, and it was pursued insensibly and destructively, writes James Snell.

US and Turkish troops to patrol Syria's Manbij

The New Arab & agencies

US and Turkish troops to patrol Syria's Manbij

The Kurdish People's Protection Units announced this week that it would withdraw from Manbij as key brokers Ankara and Washington agreed on a ...

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Paul Iddon

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ...

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more palatable, ...

Israeli defence minister heading to US for Iran talks

The New Arab

Israeli defence minister heading to US for Iran talks

Iran hawk Avigdor Lieberman has threatened to strike Russia's anti-aircraft missiles in Syria and is building an international alliance against ...

The New Arab & agencies

US lawmakers decry lack of Syria military strategy

US lawmakers warn that the US military's hands off approach on the ground in Syria is ceding influence to Russia and Iran.

James Snell

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

Comment: Not only did Trump's much vaunted strikes fail to threaten Assad; they have actually bolstered him, writes James Snell.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump gathers war cabinet, vows Syria decision 'fairly soon'

Despite the US, France and UK becoming resolute that the Syrian regime perpetrated Saturday's chemical attack in Douma, leaders are yet to issue ...

Sam Hamad

The problem is Assad, not his weapons

Comment: Assad's genocide, in all its forms, isn't even conceived as being the real problem, writes Sam Hamad.

A tale of two secretaries: Exit Tillerson, enter Pompeo

Marcus Montgomery

A tale of two secretaries: Exit Tillerson, enter Pompeo

Comment: Mike Pompeo will likely enable Trump's worst tendencies, writes Marcus Montgomery.

Andrew Leber

Trump, Tillerson and the State of disarray

Comment: Rex Tillerson's departure leaves Secretary of Defense James Mattis as the lone, relative voice of restraint on US ...

State of disarray

Andrew Leber

State of disarray

Comment: Rex Tillerson's departure leaves Secretary of Defense James Mattis as the lone, relative voice of restraint on US ...

Interview: Even under Trump, 'American isolationism' is a myth

Sylvain Cypel

Interview: Even under Trump, 'American isolationism' is a myth

Interview: Contrary to popular belief, US policy is not isolationist. It is characterised by permanent military interventions, just like the ...

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Paul Iddon

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Analysis: The Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is coming under fire from all sides, writes Paul Iddon.

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