A Destructive Civil War Lurks in Yemen’s South

by Khalid Al-Karimi The armed conflict between the Yemeni government and southern Yemeni secessionists has gone dormant in recent days, but it threatens to explode again at any time. The infighting between the nominal allies is likely to persist in… 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  

Russia’s Growing Clout in Southern Yemen

by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey Russia’s 2015 military intervention in Syria marked the beginning of its increasingly dominant power-broker status in the Middle East and North Africa. Russia has often initially adopted a neutral stance in various regional situations, talking with multiple… Continue Reading  

Violence in Aden Tests Emirati-Saudi Alliance

by Giorgio Cafiero and Dr. Khalid al-Jaber Almost five-and-a-half years ago, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched a military campaign to defeat Yemen’s Houthi rebellion. Although Riyadh and Abu Dhabi saw the dominant Houthi militia, Ansurallah, posing… Continue Reading  

The Trump Administration Must Not Ignore Grievances in Southern Yemen

by Giorgio Cafiero and Matthew Hedges On July 27, the Saudi-led coalition’s air defense forces shot down a ballistic missile in Taif province, which Houthi rebels fired from Northern Yemen. Despite the successful interception, the launching of this missile, which… Continue Reading