Dafna H. Rand

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Dr. Dafna H. Rand was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 2015-2017. She previously served on the staff of the National Security Council and the U.S. Senate.

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Foreign Policy Essay

Extricating the United States from Yemen: Lessons on the Strategic Perils of Partnered Operations

Editor’s Note: The war in Yemen has gone from bad to worse, and pressure is mounting for the United States to cut its support for Saudi Arabia's failed intervention in the country. But the lessons from this disastrous experience go beyond Yemen. Dafna Rand, the deputy assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor under Obama, warns that U.S. Yemen policy must change and that it has lessons for similar efforts when allies wage "limited" wars.