There are several reasons for why the Houthis have no incentive to reach a peace agreement in Yemen.
U.S. President Joe Biden seeks to end the six-year war in Yemen by dialing down military interventions and returning to diplomacy. Strange as it may seem, the Saudis’ current strategy is not that different.
As conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Iraq move toward de-escalation, postwar reconstruction will be complicated. Each country has a unique postwar outlook, but in all four countries, political reconstruction is a key foundation for long-term economic stability.
As the Biden administration enters office, several assumptions about the Middle East will have to be abandoned.
In an unexpected constitutional decree, Oman’s new sultan created a crown prince position and reconfigured the powers of the country’s two-chamber assembly. But to create real change, he would have to empower the consultative council to truly represent citizens.
The UAE has an opportunity to professionalize the military by building its strategic planning and force development capabilities and by committing to international principles of professional military conduct and greater transparency and accountability.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have signed an agreement to end a 3.5 year blockade of Qatar. While all sides have agreed to restore relations, it's unclear whether the issues at the heart of the dispute have been resolved.
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Kuwait’s new government has affirmed a sense of continuity, when the country’s problems require change.
As elections near, among the country’s priorities will be to address the shortcomings of its political system and its identity.