"It's gotten close to a billion people out of poverty over the last 40 years, and given the economic challenges in the Middle East, there is a lot to like about the thinking of the Chinese model," Princeton University's Michael Robbins told Newsweek.
The escalation is background music intended to produce the right mood of American trepidation.
By ending the war in Yemen and supporting diplomacy, the Biden administration would be "opening the door to re-engaging with Iran on a full range of issues, including the nuclear file," former U.S. ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein told Newsweek.
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said the attack set a passenger jet on fire and constituted a "war crime."
The U.S. armed drone program often relies on imprecise intelligence to take strikes far from traditional battlefields.
Along with China and Russia, Saudi Arabia has an appalling human rights record and to deny this does Paul Casey no credit.
The president has promised to re-evaluate ties with the Saudi royal family, ending tacit U.S. backing for the war and the kingdom's human rights abuses.
"Today marks the beginning of a new era in our foreign policy," Representative Ro Khanna said.
Newsweek spoke with representatives of Yemen's internationally-recognized government-in-exile and Ansar Allah rebel group, who have opposing opinions on the fate of the country.
"This will address all the negative humanitarian and military effects and will allow the Yemeni political process to begin," Ansar Allah spokesperson Mohammed Abdul Salam told Newsweek.
Drones in the hands of terror groups like Hezbollah or Hamas, or other Iranian-backed groups like the Houthis, can spread havoc.
The new president has vowed to reassess ties with what he has termed a "pariah" regime and its ruling royal family.
From Yemen to China and Taiwan, the departing administration is doing all it can to hamstring its successor's diplomats.
"Those who practice terrorism are those who attack us and our country for six years, especially the United States of America, which has been running this war," Ansar Allah Deputy Information Secretary Nasreddin Amer told Newsweek.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the new designation would come into force one day before President-Elect Joe Biden takes office.
Newsweek looks at five of the most-affected nations by the Arab Spring—Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen—on the anniversary of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi's death that helped spark a regional revolt with mixed results.
Newsweek spoke to rival Yemeni factions and an Iranian official about the suspected cause behind a deadly attack that struck Aden International Airport as a new unity government arrived by plane.
"It does not require intelligence or analysis to know that whoever undertook the criminal terrorist act by bombing Aden airport is the same one who undertook the aggression against Yemen six years ago," a presidential adviser to the Houthi-led coalition said.
"We have legitimate requests that are there," UAE State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Thursday. "We ought to get them."
The head of the Saudi-led coalition said "legitimate military targets" struck included Houthi ballistic missile sites and positions where Iran's Revolutionary Guard experts operated.
Just over 20 countries have yet to record a single COVID-19 coronavirus case, most in the relatively lightly-afflicted continent of Africa and isolated Pacific island states, but also others much closer to major outbreaks.
U.S. Central Command has accused Iran of sending advanced weapons to Yemen's Houthi movement as the group's battle against a Saudi-led coalition nears its five-year mark.
Abdullah Suliman Abdullah Daubalah was caught up in a 2015 bomb attack carried out by American mercenaries contracted by the UAE to fight in Yemen.
Two victims of alleged UAE-directed military operations in Yemen have submitted evidence of alleged war crimes to the U.S., U.K. and Turkey.
The kingdom and its crown prince obviously don't believe the rules about how to behave in to the international community are something they need bother about.