Bruce Riedel

A boy walks on the rubble of a house destroyed by a recent Saudi-led airstrike, Saada, Yemen, Jan. 4, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Naif Rahma)

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Will Riyadh’s new DC ambassador draw US deeper into Yemen war?

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

While the new Saudi ambassador to Washington, Khaled bin Salman, wants to convince the Trump administration to get more involved in the war in Yemen, history may deter the US administration.

Saudis have high hopes for Trump following Syria airstrike

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

After failing in efforts to push Obama toward further involvement against Damascus in the Syrian conflict, Saudi Arabia is hoping the airstrike launched by Trump against a Syrian air base early this morning is not a one-off.

Saudis jump on Trump bandwagon

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

After a deep disillusionment with the United States during Obama’s terms in office, the Saudis are now looking toward a better relationship with the Trump administration.

Yemen war turns two

Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia and the United States need to put more thought into the endgame for the war in Yemen.

Will Saudi Arabia allow Pakistani general to command military alliance?

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

It remains unclear whether Pakistan's Gen. Raheel Sharif will be offered, or take up, the position of supreme commander of the Saudi-led "Islamic military alliance."

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Bruce Riedel is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Gulf Pulse. He is the director of the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution. His new book, "JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino-Indian War," was published this fall.

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