Analysis & Commentary

The Saudi-Iran Proxy War in Yemen

As the U.S. considers escalating its role in the conflict—and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visits Riyadh this week—it is essential to understand how local realities can get lost in a proxy war.

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Key Elements for a Stable Pakistan

Monday, May 1, 2017, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on May 1 as former Pakistani Finance Minister Shahid Javed Burki and other experts discuss economic, demographic, climate and security challenges in Pakistan and their implications for U.S. policy.