Results for Tag: Houthis

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Who Are Yemen’s Separatists?

The southern separatists are stronger than ever before, taking advantage of the ongoing war against the Houthis in the north to bolster their position. Any serious attempt to divide Yemen would inevitably prolong the current conflict, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis and leaving the country even more prone to regional and international intervention.

Is Saudi Arabia on the Verge of Striking a Deal with Yemen’s Houthi Rebels?

The agreement signed in the Saudi capital Riyadh on 5 November stipulated the formation of a new cabinet of 24 ministers, with 50 per cent of the portfolios held by STC and other southern movements, the inclusion of STC negations to end the war, the placement of all military forces under the Defence Ministry and the security forces under the Interior Ministry, and the return of forces deployed after August 2019 to their original positions. According to the agreement, all Yemeni forces are to leave Aden province within 30 days, after which Saudi forces will be in charge of security there.

Global Oil Prices at Risk following Saudi Aramco Attack

Considering the target and extent of the attack, oil prices have remained relatively stable. There could be well-founded concerns on the horizon, however, given the less than clear messaging on the damage caused to the Saudi facility and its ability to fulfil supply commitments. We could, in fact, see oil prices rise well above the norm while any other hits in oil-producing countries could tip the balance.

Did Yemen Just Sink Deeper into a Quagmire?

The Houthis, who have received support from Iran, maintain a grip on key central and northern provinces and have stepped up attacks on Saudi cities in response to the Coalition’s incessant aerial bombing campaign. “Hadi and his government have [had] major problems with legitimacy,”

Understanding the Balance of Power in Yemen

It is clear that the current balance of power does not allow for any one party to triumph. At the same time, this situation cannot lead to a realistic formula for peace because of the nature of the conflicting forces.

In Yemen War, Complex Ground Reality Hinders Peace Process

The complexity of the war is the main obstacle to the peace process. What started as the failure of a political transition supposed to bring stability following an Arab Spring uprising turned into a civil war in which the Houthi rebels, Zaidi Shia minority and other rebels including Sunnis attempted to seize power.

Iranian Quds Force: Powerful and Secretive

One of the first regionally significant missions was to help to establish Hezbollah in Lebanon in 1982 after Israeli invasion. The Quds Force provided essential assistance for the creation Hezbollah which developed into the most powerful organization in Lebanon and a powerful ally of Iran. In recent years, the Quds Force has operated in many other countries like Syria and worked with other sub-state actors such Houthis in Yemen and Hamas in Palestine.

Stockholm Agreement: A Step Toward Restoring Peace and Stability in Yemen

While Yemenis hope the disputing parties will abide by the agreement negotiated in Sweden, the outstanding issues and subsequent actions remain the most difficult and complicated ones. Restoring the lost peace continues to be fraught with obstacles – and remains far-fetched for now.

In Yemen, a Lost Generation of Children

85,000: That is the estimated number of children under the age of 5 who have died of starvation during three and a half years of war in Yemen, according to an emergency appeal by Save the Children. When they are not being starved or bombed, they have barely any access to health and education. It is a lost generation that renders the future of Yemen uncertain.

Yemen is the World’s Biggest Humanitarian Disaster: Save the Children

Humanitarian funds are desperately needed to address the urgent situation of millions of Yemenis. Two billion dollars was pledged for the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) earlier this year, but only 65 per cent of the funds had been delivered by October.