Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg

Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg is the GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs & Negotiation, and a columnist for Arab News. The views expressed in this piece are personal and do not necessarily represent GCC views. Twitter: @abuhamad1

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Why the Houthis have escalated the Yemen crisis

While the new UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths was on his first visit to Sana’a on March 25, Houthi militias fired seven ballistic missiles aimed at four Saudi cities — the largest number of missiles launched in one day since the beginning of the war.

April 01, 2018

New UN envoy to Yemen must confront the Houthis

Martin Griffiths, the UN’s newly appointed Special Envoy to Yemen, arrived in Sana’a on Saturday on his first official visit to the country.

March 25, 2018

Russia has a duty to account for Salisbury nerve agent

British Prime Minister Theresa May last week announced that former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a Novichok military-grade nerve agent developed by Russia.

March 18, 2018

Crown Prince reenergizes Saudi-UK partnership

While in London before and during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the UK last week, it was quite clear to me that officials and businesses were exceptionally excited he had chosen to visit Britain during his first foreign tour since becoming Crown Prince.

March 11, 2018