Yemen’s Hodeida Offensive: Once Avoidable, Now Imminent

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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  

Is the Yemen Peace Process Coming Back to Life?

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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  

The Killing of Former President Saleh Could Worsen Yemen’s War

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by April Longley Alley The dramatic collapse of the Huthi-Saleh alliance is likely to prolong Yemen’s war and the suffering of its people. After killing former President Saleh, the Huthis, viewed by their enemies in Riyadh as Iranian proxies, are firmly… Continue Reading  

Conflict and Famine in Yemen

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by International Crisis Group Yemenis are starving because of war. No natural disaster is responsible. No amount of humanitarian aid can solve the underlying problem. Without an immediate, significant course change, portions of the country, in the 21st century and… Continue Reading  

History, Religion, and Yemen

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by Thomas W. Lippman When Abdul Aziz al-Saud, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, was spreading his dominion across the Arabia peninsula nearly a century ago, one of his early decisions was to impose jizyah, the Muslim religious tax on… Continue Reading