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A Houthi fighter stands guard as people search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, March 26, 2015 (AP photo by Hani Mohammed).
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Saudi Assault on Houthis Shows GCC Will Cross Any Red Lines in Yemen

By Frederick Deknatel
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Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen show that the Gulf Cooperation Council will cross any red lines to get what it wants in Yemen. Which isn’t to say the Houthis can be bombed out of existence, something former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who now backs the Houthis, knows well. more


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CAR Still Haunted by Ethnic Divisions as It Tries to Build Peace

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In the wake of recent violence in the Central African Republic, the United Nations announced today that it is sending an additional 1,000 peacekeepers to the war-torn country. In an interview, the Brookings Institution's Amadou Sy discussed the political and security situation in CAR. more

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Labor, Human Rights Concerns Make Satellite Campuses a Risky Choice

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A professor from New York University was recently barred from entering the United Arab Emirates, where the school has a new campus, after he criticized the country’s labor practices. In an interview, Stephen Wilkins of Plymouth University discussed the challenges facing Western satellite campuses. more

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Despite Falling Energy Prices, Arctic Oil Exploration Likely to Continue

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The U.S. Department of the Interior is due to decide this week if Royal Dutch Shell can restart drilling for oil off the coast of Alaska after it was forced to shut down operations in 2012. In an interview, Robert Huebert, an associate professor at the University of Calgary, discussed Arctic drilling amid the slump in global oil prices. more

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Israel Finds Fruitful Defense Partnerships in Southeast Asia

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Earlier this month, the director general of Israel’s Defense Ministry was in Hanoi to discuss boosting defense ties with the Vietnamese defense minister. In an interview, Alvite Singh Ningthoujam of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi discussed Israel’s defense relationships in Southeast Asia. more