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What makes Yemen a “legitimate” state?

The media, reinforced by a mischievous U.N. resolution, consistently refer to the exiled Yemeni interim president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi as the “legitimate” leader of Yemen.  The Huthis, who with the aid of most local tribes in the north, have de facto control of most of Yemen’s population, are dismissed as rebels. Lost in the diplomatic banter More...

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By Daniel Martin Varisco On måndag, oktober 1st, 2018
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The Banana Republic with very few Bananas

The Saudis are feeling offended that another country might criticize their dismal record of human rights. Last August Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland tweeted that a Canadian citizen, Raif Badawi, and More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On måndag, september 17th, 2018
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How many Children have to die?

The exact number of Yemeni children killed by Saudi bombing and malnutrition caused by the war has yet to be officially determined, but the number is certainly in the thousands. Overall the fighting and its consequences More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On tisdag, september 11th, 2018
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Talking about Peace

One thing seems clear after over three years of an unwinnable war in Yemen that has created the worst humanitarian disaster in the world: it is past time to find a way out for all sides. The UN envoy Martin Griffiths More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On onsdag, maj 23rd, 2018
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Socotra and Little Sparta

While the war on the Yemeni mainland drags on with daily deaths from violence inflicted from all sides and a largely ignored humanitarian crisis, there is a new twist in the overall dreadful scenario. The island More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On torsdag, maj 10th, 2018
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It takes a liar…

There is a saying, and a song by the American rock group “Taking Back Sunday”, that it takes a liar to know a liar. In the case of Oliver North, the newly elected president of the National Rifle Association More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On måndag, april 30th, 2018
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Till moderater inför debatten 17 maj: Utvisa inte ungdomar på grund av rättsosäkra åldersbedömningar!

Följande brev har av medlemmar i nätverket Stoppa utvisningarna av afghanska ungdomar! skickat till alla moderata riksdagsledmöter: ”Jag skriver till dig som moderat riksdagsledamot. Din partikollega Finn More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On lördag, april 28th, 2018
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Meanwhile in Yemen…

The episode in early April of a poison gas attack in Douma, a city near Damascus, that led to a measured missile attack by the U.S., Britain and France, has understandably been the focus of media attention for the More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On måndag, april 9th, 2018
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Isolating Qatar

On June 5, 2016 Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain began a boycott of its Gulf neighbor Qatar, the richest country in the world, cutting off land and air travel over their space. No doubt the same countries that More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On tisdag, april 3rd, 2018
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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 More...