Approaching Yemen, carefully

Brian M Downing [An article I wrote in 2015 for the Council on Global Relations which argues in part that Yemen cannot continue as a single state and should be divided. The recent coup attempt which aimed at separating north and south might make this piece worth another look.] Yemen has Read More …

A Hawk Reappraises the Afghan War

A review of Bing West, The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan.  (New York: Random House, 2011). Bing West, a marine veteran and assistant secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan, has written extensively on American soldiers in various wars from the Vietnam War, in which he Read More …