Nasser Arrabyee gives the latest on the war in Yemen, following the recent peace talks in Sweden where the UN negotiated a ceasefire in Hodeidah. Despite only moderate political pressure from the United States to end the war, Arrabyee thinks that increased media attention and public awareness of the war has helped create pressure on Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and the UN. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman started this war to help make his reputation as a strong leader, explains Arrabyee, but now that it’s starting to make him look bad—especially after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi—Arrabyee thinks he wants out. With both Saudi Arabia and America looking to end the war, he’s optimistic that things could finally be changing.
Discussed on the show:
- War Powers Resolution
- Jamal Khashoggi
- Mohammad bin Salman
- “From Arizona to Yemen: The Journey of an American Bomb” (New York Times)
- “Yemen: 85,000 Children May Have Died from Starvation Since Start of War” (Save the Children)
- “Press Release: Yemen War Death Toll Now Exceeds 60,000 According To Latest Acled Data” (Acled Data)
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