A Saudi-led coalition is trying to stop Yemen's major cities falling to Houthi Shiite insurgents after the removal of President Hadi, who has fled into exile. Rivalry with Shiite Iran lies behind the military intervention.
Every generation deals with the desperation of terrorism. Every generation of terrorists learns how futile their cruelty is.
Sophisticated and lethal, growing in number, Islamic State and other extremist groups won't become a global force. Here's why.
The international war in Yemen comes after a surge in the recruitment of children by armed groups and the military. An end to the conflict must focus on renewing the UN's efforts to protect Yemen's teenagers from being pressed into battle.
Letters to the editor for the March 30, 2015 issue of the weekly magazine.