US-Iran Relations

US-Iran relations have grown increasingly troubled since the election of President Trump. Given the recent rhetoric from the current administration, some worry about the possibility of conventional armed conflict between the two states. Military maneuvers on both sides have postured the two nations for conflict despite some congressional efforts to…

US Options on Iran

This summer has been notably characterized by a heating up of tensions between the US and its allies, and Iran. President Trump’s hardline, “maximum pressure” approach against Tehran, which dates back to his withdrawal from the JCPOA in the spring of 2018, has been firm and constant. The US has…

Arms Sales in the Yemeni Conflict: Who’s (Legally or Illegally) Selling Guns?

On July 1, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, By , , With Comments Off on Arms Sales in the Yemeni Conflict: Who’s (Legally or Illegally) Selling Guns?

The Saudi-led coalition purchases most of its arms from the United States and United Kingdom, while weaponry for the Houthi rebels is smuggled almost entirely from Iran. United States In 2017, the American and Saudi governments agreed to a deal wherein Saudi Arabia would purchase over $350 billion worth of…

American Interests in Yemen

On May 23, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, By , With Comments Off on American Interests in Yemen

American interests in Yemen are currently centered around limiting Iranian influence, ensuring safe oil transit, and maintaining the security of Saudi Arabia. Secondary interests include counterterrorism, human rights, and overall stability in the Middle East. A brief look at the history of US-Yemeni relations will show how these interests have…