Abdulaziz Kilani

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Turbulent Skies for Gulf F-35 Deals

The UAE and Qatar both want the F-35, but, for the United States, selling the powerful fighter jet is not a straightforward commercial transaction.

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Yemen: Diplomats Redouble Efforts But Lack of Leverage on Houthis Undermines Impact

Over the year, there were some small steps forward on Yemen. But as diplomatic efforts continue in 2022, there will still be no quick fix to end the war.

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Economic Crisis, Political Divisions Spark Protests in Yemen’s South

As divisions among competing parties and the conflict persist, the economy is spiraling, leaving the majority of Yemenis without access to public services and without the means to meet their basic needs.

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Yemen: Regional Dynamics May Help New U.N. Envoy in Negotiations

With the peace process stalled, Hans Grundberg will need to revise the framework for ending the conflict in Yemen, but his main challenge lies in bringing the local actors to the political discussion.

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Eyes on U.S., Regional Concerns, UAE and Turkey Improve Ties

There has been a dramatic uptick in movement from the UAE and Turkey toward restoring ties, but does the recent attempt at rapprochement have greater staying power than previous outreach efforts?

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End of Combat Mission in Iraq: Brave New World or Just a Rebrand?

The announcement that the United States will conclude its combat role in Iraq by the end of 2021 appears to be no more than rebranding the U.S. troops’ current role in Iraq.

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Yemen Diplomacy Intensifies Yet Tensions Still Escalate

With an increasingly complex war in Yemen, can the Biden administration’s diplomatic efforts help resolve the conflict?