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As Saudi Arabia Wades Into Yemen, Iran Sits Back

Riyadh's ambitions in Yemen are as much about thwarting Iranian influence as curbing al-Houthi militancy.

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The Islamic State's Appeal

The Islamic State's transcendent cause has a strong appeal, but only to a limited audience.

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel al-Jubeir announces the beginning of airstrikes against targets in Yemen during a news conference at the Saudi Embassy on March 25. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Saudi-Led Coalition Strikes Yemen's Capital

On a day that encapsulates a balance-of-power strategy, the United States is facilitating combat operations in a Sunni bastion in Iraq and supporting a Saudi-led force in Yemen.