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


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


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


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  

Yemen’s Latest Crisis


by Sheila Carapico Four years after the popular uprising against the dictatorship of ‘Ali ‘Abdallah Salih, the weak Saudi-backed transitional government of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi collapsed, leaving Sana’a to Iranian allies. As of this writing, we don’t even know… Continue Reading