Tyranny on the waters: The UAE-Israeli occupation of Yemen’s Socotra Island
The transformation of Yemen’s strategically-located Socotra Island into an Emirati-Israeli military intelligence hub has raised concerns for the Ansarallah movement and its allies, significantly increasing the geopolitical stakes of the Yemen war.
Syrian quake triggers Arab debate on defying US sanctions
The recent earthquake in Syria has opened up opportunities for Arab states to reconcile with Syria. But will those with US leverage - like the UAE and Saudi Arabia - be willing to take the ultimate friendship test and bypass Washington's sanctions?
Another Western assault on Afghanistan will backfire inside Europe
The Taliban are being pressured to create an inclusive government; whether it happens is anyone's guess. But sanctions and destabilization should not be the objective of foreign parties, as Europe will pay the consequences.