Yemen: Once More, With Feeling
Does no one in Congress understand the strategic stakes in Yemen for America and our allies? Concern for the suffering people in Yemen is reasonable, but there are ways to pursue that short of cutting off American support to our allies. [...]
Supporting the New Arab-Israeli Alliances in the Middle East is More Important than the “Peace Process”
Any peace plan or proposal that would complicate the current rapprochement between Israel and its Arab neighbors is counterproductive, not only to US strategic interests, but to those of our allies as well. [...]
Is Qatar really an ally?
Secretary of State Pompeo just returned from a trip across the Middle East and one of his stops was in Qatar. He announced a number of initiatives including an expansion of al-Ubeid Air Base where the US has a major contingent. What was not mentioned was Qatar’s continued support for terrorism or its many other malign activities throughout the region or their effects on the US and our interests. [...]
Europeans Fed Up with Iran’s Bad Behavior
The French, British, German, Danish, Dutch, and Belgian diplomats in the Iranian foreign ministry room had incensed the officials with a message that Europe could no longer tolerate ballistic missile tests in Iran and assassination plots on European soil, according to four EU diplomats. [...]