Hope for Yemen

Biden administration takes first step toward ending U.S. involvement in Saudi Arabia's war

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Daniel Larison, over at The American Conservative, writes on one significant change to U.S. foreign policy in the first few weeks of the new president’s term. In “Joe Biden’s Good Start On Yemen” Larison explains a first step taken toward ending our involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war. A link to the Larison article is provided at bottom.

First, a few highlights:

– Years of determined activism by a left-right alliance of the war’s opponents have made Yemen a priority for the new administration.

– Larison points out that Biden’s early actions on Yemen mark a break with both Obama and Trump on U.S. dealings with the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates, and this suggests the administration “may be responsive to grassroots pressure to end U.S. involvement in other foreign wars as well.”

– Overturning the Houthi designation as a foreign terrorist organization, and ending the sanctions that go with it, has averted a wide-spread famine.

– The Saudis and the UAE “are no closer to achieving their goals” today than when they started the war.

 

To go to Larison’s article, click here

 

Barbara E. Rose is Web Editor of the NOR.

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