The Houthi-Hezbollah Surrogate Nexus

by Giorgio Cafiero and Andreas Krieg Yemen’s dominant Zaydi Houthi insurgent group—Ansarullah, which in much reporting on the Yemeni crisis is often referred to as “the Houthis”—has demonstrated major advancements in drone and missile capabilities. Ansarullah’s recent attacks against the… Continue Reading  

Trump and the Yemeni Quagmire

by Giorgio Cafiero and Shehab al-Makahleh On April 18, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet with King Salman and other high-ranking officials in the kingdom as part of a regional trip, which also included… Continue Reading  

The Saudi Debacle in Yemen?

by Hooshmand Mirfakhraei The second round of UN-sponsored peace talks to end the nine months of hostilities between the Saudi-supported government of Yemen and the Iran-backed Ansarullah (or Houthi) rebels started on December 15 in Switzerland. The warring sides had reportedly agreed in… Continue Reading