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No Alibi for Tit for Tat

The Saudi-led bombing campaign of Yemen has entered its fourth year with no end in sight. The humanitarian crisis created by the bombing runs is one of the worst in the world, so bad that the UN has just asked donors for 3 billion dollars for the “estimated 13 million people who urgently need aid in war-ravaged Yemen.” The damage is so extensive More...

by Daniel Martin Varisco | Published 7 månader ago
By Ingrid Eckerman On måndag, mars 26th, 2018
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Riksdagsledamot: Ska du rösta ja eller nej?

Två viktiga omröstningar väntar dig som riksdagsledamot: Amnesti för ensamkommande flyktingungdomar den 28 mars och den nya gymnasielagen något senare. Det är framför allt de ca 12 000 utvisningshotade afghanska More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On lördag, mars 24th, 2018
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Washington, Jefferson, Trump, Bin Salman

The Saudi Crown Prince and de facto owner-in-chief of the kingdom’s vast oil wealth and investments visited President Trump at the White House on Tuesday, but he was not alone. Looking down from portraits on the More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On onsdag, februari 21st, 2018
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Nikki Haley’s Uncomfortable Ignorance about Yemen

In Saturday’s New York Times the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, offered what she referred to as “The U.N.’s Uncomfortable Truths about Iran.” Iran is singled out for rebuke as “destabilizing More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On måndag, februari 19th, 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s Filthy Lucre

“Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.” (Titus 1:11) Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged to provide over More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On söndag, februari 4th, 2018
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Yemen’s Heritage at Risk

The relentless bombing campaign and human rights violations in Yemen on all sides have led to one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.  There is another aspect of the conflict that should not be forgotten. More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On måndag, januari 29th, 2018
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Hadi on the Ropes

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the last president of Yemen who was elected in an engineered referendum where he was the only candidate and expected to be a transitional figure, has little chance of ever returning from More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On söndag, januari 28th, 2018
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Camels in the News

The camel, once referred to as the “ship of the desert” for the Arabian Peninsula, is one of the most enduring icons of Arabia. As Richard Bulliet argued almost half a century ago, the camel became the beast More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On torsdag, januari 25th, 2018
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A New Front in Yemen’s War

As the brutal Saudi-led campaign against the Huthis, who control an area in which most Yemenis live, drags on close to the end of a third year, the likelihood that the allegedly “legitimate” president Abdrabbu More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On lördag, januari 13th, 2018
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Qat and Famine in Yemen

The Economist recently posted a short article called Qat-Wrenching: The Drug that is Starving Yemen. The byline reads “Famine in Yemen could be avoided if the men chewed less qat.” It is bad enough that the More...