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Major Liberal Groups Silent As Senate Passes Historic Yemen Resolution

Clio Chang and Ryan Grim The Intercept
Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Mike Lee (R-UT). The US Senate for first time in history used its authority under the War Powers Act, voting to end U.S. support for the Saudi war in Yemen. Yet the historic vote Dec.13th was achieved without the backing of the liberal foreign policy establishment.

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The Yemen Crisis, Khashoggi, and the Deadly Saudi Arms Trade

Elise Thomas The Interpreter/Australia
Nora brings her four month-old son Saleh to Al Hudaydah’s main hospital. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has forced new scrutiny of the Saudi role in the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis. But, despite calls for a Yemen ceasefire and other posturing, no Western country has pledged to end arms sales to the kingdom.

Making Sense of U.S. Moves in the Middle East

Rebecca Gordon Tom Dispatch
There is a new ménage-à-quatre in the region, bringing Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United States ever closer. And...an unexpected fifth player lurking in the shadows: Russia.

Trump’s Iran Sanctions Are an Obvious Prelude to War

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Maybe Trump really thinks sanctions will produce a "better" Iran deal. More likely, they're designed to justify conflict - an unwinnable conflict that will destabilize the Middle East and the world’s economy, and pour more of this country’s resources into yet another quagmire.

Let Yemenis Live

Kathy Kelly Common Dreams
Just over 1,000 days of Saudi-led coalition war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen has been deadly and devastating for Yemeni civilians. The UN says that 7 - 8 million Yemenis are one step away from starvation. The BBC reports that more than 80% of Yemenis lack food, fuel, water and access to health care. The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has reached one million, according to the International Commission of the Red Cross.
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