Yemen’s Hodeida Offensive: Once Avoidable, Now Imminent

Soldier against backdrop of UAE flag (Shutterstock)

by Peter Salisbury Over the last two weeks, the latest attempt to set Yemen on the path to peace has collapsed, triggering what could become the bloodiest battle of a war approaching its fourth anniversary. In a September 14 letter… Continue Reading  

Yemen’s Descent into Hell

Children playing with toy guns on a street in Sanaa (Vladimir Melnik via Shutterstock)

by Rajan Menon It’s the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support… Continue Reading  

Is the Yemen Peace Process Coming Back to Life?

Martin Griffiths, UN  special envoy on Yemen

by Peter Salisbury The UN special envoy to Yemen has invited the principal parties in the country’s civil war to Geneva for “consultations.” First of all, what is happening and why does it matter? After two years of political inertia,… Continue Reading  

Congress Can Help Stave Off New Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen

Robert Menendez (Wikimedia Commons)

by William D. Hartung  The war in Yemen is a humanitarian disaster. The Saudi/UAE intervention that began in March of 2015 has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths through indiscriminate air strikes, put millions at risk of famine, and spurred… Continue Reading  

Yemen: The Fate of Hodeida

Martin Griffith (UN photo by Manuel Elias)

by International Crisis Group The battle for Hodeida is reaching the point of no return. UAE-backed Yemeni forces are poised to begin operations to take this Red Sea port and city of 600,000 from Houthi rebels. This is the final,… Continue Reading