Will Saudi-Iran Talks Lead to Anything?

December 08, 2021

Saudi Arabia and Iran have engaged in four rounds of talks over the last six months, the most recent of which with the hardliner Ebrahim Raisi already inaugurated as president. A fifth meeting is expected to take place before the end of 2021. The success of the negotiations will depend, to an...

Chaos Makes a Comeback in Southern Yemen

September 16, 2021

The six-year conflict in Yemen currently sees a stalemate in Mareb and mounting losses by pro-government forces elsewhere. This has led to the resurgence of chaos in the war-torn country, which threatens stability across liberated areas of the south. Houthi rebels based in Sanaa, the Yemeni...

Who Are the Houthis?

February 22, 2021

Yemen Faces a Catastrophe as Violence Intensifies

October 02, 2015

The Saudi-led fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen will lead to irreversible consequences for the stability of the country and its people. Six months after a Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive against Shiite Houthi rebels, it is difficult to conceive how the situation on the ground in...

Diplomacy is the Only Solution for Yemen

July 20, 2015

The international community must accelerate efforts to bring the conflict parties back to the negotiating table in Yemen. For over three months, a Saudi-led military alliance has been bombing Yemen in an attempt to weaken the Houthis, a predominantly Zaidi Shiite group, and their ally, former...

Can UN Talks Bring Peace to Shattered Yemen?

June 15, 2015

The UN-brokered peace talks are a long shot, but they are critical in order to stop the violence in Yemen. On June 15, UN-brokered talks will begin in Geneva to bring an end to the conflict in Yemen. But many Yemenis know that with the increasingly hostile armed factions, a destroyed economy and...

Saudi Arabia’s Unrealistic Goals in Yemen

June 03, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign is destroying the very stability it claims to seek in Yemen. On March 26, a Saudi Arabian-led military coalition—composed of ten Sunni Muslim states, including all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members except Oman—launched “Operation Decisive Storm” in...

The Next Step in Yemen’s War

April 30, 2015

Who is likely to lead a ground offensive in Yemen? Despite Saudi Arabia declaring an end to Operation Decisive Storm, victory still seems elusive for either side in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition continues to bomb targets and exerts efforts to coordinate local ground forces. The air campaign...

Does the Yemen Conflict Pose a Threat to the GCC?

April 18, 2015

A domestic rebellion in Yemen has devolved into a sectarian security threat to the entire Arabian Peninsula. What started out in 2004 as an internal conflict between the Houthis — a Shiite rebel movement — and the Yemeni government seems to have devolved into an ideological and geopolitical...

Yemen: Seeds of Conflict, Ground of Transition

April 18, 2015

The deeper context of Yemen's conflicts must be grasped if a humane solution is to be found, says HRH Prince Hassan of Jordan. During the many crises that have engulfed the Arab region from the occupation of Iraq in 2003 to the latest upheaval in Yemen,  a consistent theme of my analysis has...

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