The brutal conflict in Yemen is actually three intersecting wars, each with different prospects for peace.
Latest in Yemen
A DMZ Deal for Idlib, U.S. Tones Down Plans for Confrontation with Iran at the United Nations, Saudi-Emirati Offensive in Yemen Resumes
Russia and Turkey reach an agreement to avert a crisis in Syria, the Trump administration reconsiders plans for a Trump-chaired UN Security Council session, and the offensive to retake Hodeidah is back on.
Riyadh picks a fight with Canada, the Trump administration reinstates sanctions on Iran, and U.S. partners are paying off al-Qaeda in Yemen’s civil war.
Daniel Byman analyzes the benefits and costs of continued U.S. support for the Saudi and Emirati intervention in Yemen.
An end to their interventions would leave both of them, and Yemen, better off.
The war in Yemen currently threatening the port at Hodeidah is often dated to the Saudi intervention in March 2015, but the reality is more complicated.
The advance on Yemen’s lifeline port suggests a grueling fight ahead, the United States withdraws from the U.N. Human Rights Council after years of criticism, and Turkey braces for a decisive election.
Emirati-backed forces in Yemen are advancing on Hodeidah, the Gulf states reopen aid flows to Jordan after protests, and Iraq’s election has become a political crisis.
The alliances in Yemen’s civil war shift again, Assad is pushes his luck in southwest Syria, and France presses Libya’s factions to hold elections.
Macron and Merkel make the pitch for preserving the Iran deal, Erdogan calls snap elections, and a Houthi political leader is killed by a Saudi airstrike.