Lacking and intermittent payments to soldiers risk incentivizing local small wars that could persist regardless of whether a national conflict resolution deal is achieved.
With Yemen’s increasingly fractured political landscape, the longer the war continues, the harder it will be to resolve.
With multiple interests at play, peacemaking in Yemen is a complex problem that goes beyond one party's willingness to take action.
The United States has at its disposal a number of diplomatic carrots and sticks that, if wielded effectively, could compel the Houthis to negotiate in order to end the war in Yemen.
With an increasingly complex war in Yemen, can the Biden administration’s diplomatic efforts help resolve the conflict?
Critics worry that the Trump administration’s threat to designate the Houthis as terrorists would also undermine humanitarian efforts, while President-elect Biden is expected to return to more robust diplomacy.
A rigorous dialogue process will be necessary for the Riyadh Agreement to make a real, lasting difference.
The specter of a Saudi withdrawal from Yemen is prompting parties to the conflict to shore up their positions, further destabilizing the country.
A precipitous withdrawal risks greater instability and further disintegration of the war-torn country.
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