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Bruce Riedel

Middle East

Yemen ceasefire expires with country poised for more war, not peace

Houthi rebels are emerging 'winners' — flexing their power and leverage — while the Saudis remain mired in a conflict they can't get out of.

Middle East

Why bombing Iran is (still) a bad idea

With JCPOA talks not looking promising, Israel is pressuring Biden to turn to a military option that will only make things worse.

Middle East

Jordanian King seeks, finds renewed ally in Biden visit

He needs all the friends he can get, with restiveness in the palace and on the Jordanian street, and a greater power struggle in the Middle East.