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Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels in Sanaa, Yemen Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Aug. 22, 2020 (AP photo by Hani Mohammed).

Biden Still Has a Long Way to Go to End Yemen’s War

Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Managing Editor Frederick Deknatel highlights a major unfolding story in the Middle East, while curating some of the best news and analysis from the region. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive Middle East Memo by email every week.

“This war has to end,” Joe Biden declared in his first foreign policy address as president last week, when he announced a halt to “all American support for offensive operations” in the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen against Houthi rebels. But cutting off U.S. arms for the disastrous Saudi air war, which Biden also called a “humanitarian and strategic catastrophe,” won’t really end the conflict. ...

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