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Past articles by Alex:

Yemen’s Health Care System, Battered by War, Braces for Coronavirus

“Yemen’s health sector hasn’t been stretched to its limits,” said Kristine Beckerle of Mwatana for Human Rights. “It’s far beyond its limits.” → Read More

Human Rights Watch Took Money From Saudi Businessman After Documenting His Coercive Labor Practices

The controversial gift came with a caveat that it could not be used to support LGBT advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa. → Read More

Coalition Airstrikes in Raqqa Killed at Least 1,600 Civilians, More Than 10 Times U.S. Tally, Report Finds

Amnesty International and Airwars offer the most methodical estimate to date of the death toll from the U.S.-led battle to retake the city from ISIS. → Read More

In Leaked Recording, Cory Booker Says He and AIPAC President “Text Message Back and Forth Like Teenagers”

Even as the progressive wing of the Democratic Party has shown willingness to criticize Israel, Booker has tried to smooth over the widening rift. → Read More

Sanders, Warren, Ocasio-Cortez, and Other Lawmakers Sign Pledge to End America’s “Forever Wars”

“When veterans actually speak for themselves, it’s kryptonite to the Trumpian idea of the military.” → Read More

House of Representatives Orders Donald Trump to Stop Backing Saudi-led War in Yemen, Paving the Way for Decisive Senate Vote

Many in Congress came to see the resolution as a way of holding Saudi leadership accountable for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. → Read More

Guantanamo Prisoner Says Judge Used Pro-Government Rulings to Curry Favor With the Justice Department

Lawyers for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri asked the D.C. Court of Appeals to take the extraordinary step of vacating decisions made under Col. Vance Spath. → Read More

See No Evil: Pentagon Issues Blanket Denial That It Knows Anything About Detainee Abuse in Yemen

A U.N. panel found that detainees in prisons controlled by U.S. allies were beaten, electrocuted, hung upside down, and raped. → Read More

Pentagon Says 35 Killed in Trump’s First Yemen Raid — More Than Twice as Many as Previously Reported

The Pentagon’s assessment of 35 hostile fighters dead in the raid would only be possible if women and children were counted as “enemies.” → Read More

Sen. Tom Cotton Is Trying to Cripple a Bill to End U.S. Support for the War in Yemen

The Trump-aligned Republican has offered two amendments that would make the anti-war measure largely meaningless. → Read More

Senators Working to Slip Israel Anti-Boycott Law Through in Lame Duck

Opponents had long worried that Congress would try to slip through the controversial measure in the period between the election and the start of the new year. → Read More

In Foreign Policy Speech, Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Global Corruption

Speaking at American University, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., laid out a foreign policy vision that includes fighting corporate power. → Read More

Democratic Opposition to the Yemen War Gains Momentum Ahead of Key Senate Vote

The Senate will vote on a resolution to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen war. A number of Democrats who previously opposed the measure have come around. → Read More

Why Are Republicans Using a Bill About Wolves to Kill a Vote on Yemen?

Republicans snuck in language that would block a floor vote on whether Congress should direct President Donald Trump to end U.S. support for the Yemen war. → Read More

The U.S. Will Stop Refueling Saudi-led Coalition Jets in Yemen, but Progressives in Congress Want More

Rep. Ro Khanna (D.-Calif) told The Intercept he was “cautiously optimistic” about the news, but wants to ensure the Trump administration follows through. → Read More

Democrats Encouraged Military Veterans to Run in Midterms. The Results Were Mixed.

Out of 24 Republicans unseated by Democrats, a third were beaten by veterans and former national security officials. → Read More

Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Could Drive Congress to Finally End Support for Brutal Saudi War in Yemen

To help them decide whether to keep backing the war in Yemen, members of Congress are asking what the U.S. knew about plans to capture the Saudi dissident. → Read More

Outraged Lawmakers Want to End the U.S.’s Cozy Relationship With Saudi Arabia

In Congress, Rep. Jim McGovern on Tuesday introduced a bill threatening to sever the U.S.-Saudi security relationship over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. → Read More

House Resolution Directs Trump to End U.S. Support for Yemen War

The Trump administration has argued that U.S. involvement reduces civilian deaths in Yemen, but critics say it implicates the U.S. in possible war crimes. → Read More

Saudi-led Coalition Team to Investigate Civilian Casualties Is “Covering Up War Crimes” in Yemen

The Joint Incidents Assessment Team was meant to bring greater accountability to the war, but most of its reports absolve the coalition of responsibility. → Read More