24 October 2018   Leave a comment

Our attention on Saudi Arabia recently has been focused on the complicity of the Saudi government in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.   As horrific as that murder is, it should not divert our attention from the tragedy in Yemen for which Saudi Arabia is largely responsible.  Saudi Arabia considers the civil war in Yemen to be a strategic challenge from Iran, and the Saudi coalition–including the logistic and intelligence support from the US–fighting the rebels in Yemen has been relentless in its bombing campaign.  Experts estimate that about 10,000 civilians have died in the war, and many of those deaths have come about because of the inability of Yemen to import necessary food and medical supplies because of the Saudi embargo.  The situation continues to deteriorate and the United Nations believes that about 14 million in Yemen are now on the brink of famine.


John B. Judis gave an interview to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs entitled “The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization”.  The podcast runs about 17 minutes and is informative and insightful.

Posted October 24, 2018 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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