Yemen

Yemen: the search for leverage after Afghanistan
Yemen: the search for leverage after Afghanistan
Concerns are growing about the ramifications of the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan. The ripple effects of the pull-out and its urgent consequences have bolstered Islamist…
Cashing in the chips at the Trump casino
Cashing in the chips at the Trump casino
Big moves in the Middle East often seek to take advantage of a favourable political climate in Washington. And there has rarely been as favourable time in Washington for some…
In Yemen, a deadly concoction of arms sales, conflict and Covid-19
In Yemen, a deadly concoction of arms sales, conflict and Covid-19
In April, the UN Security Council issued a statement endorsing the UN Secretary-General’s call for a ceasefire in Yemen to better enable a response to Covid-19. The Council…
Middle East dispatch: MBS purge, dam dispute, refugees in jeopardy
Middle East dispatch: MBS purge, dam dispute, refugees in jeopardy
Vulnerable cases Early efforts to contain Covid-19 focused on quarantining those travelling by air, leaving the impression of coronavirus as a disease mostly affecting stable and…
Yemen conflict: why a British court ruling could matter for Australia
Yemen conflict: why a British court ruling could matter for Australia
The Australian and British governments continue to support defence exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – countries accused by the United Nations of committing war…
Yemen, Khashoggi, and the deadly Saudi trade
Yemen, Khashoggi, and the deadly Saudi trade
“Wait, let’s take a picture!” Osama Zeid al Homran shouted to his friends. In the video the boys, aged six to eleven, are laughing and joking with one another on the bus on the…
Yemen and the drone innovation
Yemen and the drone innovation
As Yemen’s deadly conflict grinds on, exactly how much assistance the Iranians are providing the Houthis is open to conjecture. The Saudi-led coalition is keen to portray the…
Make or break: UAE in Yemen
Make or break: UAE in Yemen
Last week, Associated Press published a particularly shocking report on abuse and torture by United Arab Emirates (UAE)–supported forces in a number of Yemeni…
The spectre of a divided Yemen
The spectre of a divided Yemen
After the Houthi–Saleh coalition collapsed and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in December, it didn’t seem as though the conflict in Yemen could get any more…
Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh: the demise of a great survivor
Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh: the demise of a great survivor
Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh, one of the Middle East’s great survivors, is dead. He led a charmed existence in public life for nearly 40 years, most of that time as Yemen’s…