To End the War in Yemen, Saudi Arabia Must Put Aside Hubris and Revive Tribal Patronage

by Nicolas Dunais  Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen, recently published an op-ed in the New York Times, rightfully calling for an end to the Yemen war before it expands into a broader regional conflagration. The guidelines he… Continue Reading  

The Balance of Power Has Changed in Yemen

by Abdulaziz Kilani In the early morning hours of September 14, Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco was the target of two apparent attacks. “At 4 am on Saturday morning, Aramco’s industrial security teams fought two fires in two of the… Continue Reading  

Attacks On Saudi Arabia’s Oil Installations Could Escalate Persian Gulf Tensions to Dangerous Levels

by Shireen T. Hunter Sautrday’s apparent drone attacks against Saudi Arabia’s oil installation at Abqaiq and its oil field at Khurais—both located in the kingdom’s predominantly Shia Eastern Province—have once more raised the political temperatures in the Persian Gulf. Reportedly,… Continue Reading  

What an End to Yemen’s Conflict Will Mean for the Houthis

by Hannah Porter International observers have long argued that there is no military solution to Yemen’s ongoing war, and that only political reconciliation will bring an end to four and a half years of fighting. In recent weeks, deep divisions… Continue Reading  

After Aden: Navigating Yemen’s New Political Landscape

by International Crisis Group What’s new? The anti-Huthi alliance in Yemen has reached a breaking point with southern secessionist forces taking over the interim capital, Aden, from the internationally recognised government. The government calls the move a coup and accuses the… Continue Reading