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.
Yemen LNG, the country’s largest industrial project, has been inactive for nearly five years. Both political and gas market volatility threaten to keep it that way.
In a country where alliances are continually shifting, security services and military performance rely on personal loyalty and tribal allegiance.
Ambassador Stephen A. Seche assesses the prospects for an end to the conflict in Yemen, in light of U.S.-Iranian tensions.
As Iran contemplates its response to the killing of Major General Qassim Suleimani, it will likely look to an asymmetric response employing resources in the region, such as the Houthi rebels in Yemen.Learn More
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