Although the Houthis are well-poised to acquire new territories and increase their influence within Yemen, neither development will bring about peace or prosperity for the country.
Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh is seeking to take advantage of the Houthi conflict to reestablish his influence and pave the way for his son to take power.
Though working on the premise of federalism, Yemen’s Constitution Drafting Committee is only reinforcing central presidential control.
The falling out between Riyadh and Doha leaves Yemen divided over which patron to follow.
UN Security Council resolution 2140 could help Yemen achieve a smoother transition if implemented objectively and effectively, but it risks deepening political divides.
The ongoing conflict in Saada exposes the divides in Yemeni politics, which are likely to obstruct the National Dialogue Conference and country’s political transition.
Tensions between Salafis and disenfranchised Houthis along the Saudi-Yemeni border escalate amid fears of insurgency.
Yemen’s National Dialogue continues to be undermined by separatist movements, yet it has no alternative but to succeed. If not, war is sure to follow.
Halfway into its mandate, can the National Dialogue Conference solve Yemen’s extensive problems?
Yemen’s complex insecurity will make National Dialogue talks difficult.
Southern secessionist movements may prove a serious obstacle to the upcoming national dialogue.
Ousting the port of Aden’s old management might signal that Yemen’s north-south tensions are easing.
The Houthi conflict in Yemen has taken a turn for the worst since the uprisings.
Encouraging the dissolution of the state is not the way to solve Yemen’s problems.
Brian O'Neill recommends that the U.S. shift its focus away from Sanaa and be ready to work with the real powerbrokers—even if they are outside its comfort zone.
Though the youth sparked and mobilized Yemen’s revolution, their lack of unity and organization led to their marginalization by more experienced political actors who rode the wave of popular protest to reach positions of power.
Yemeni democracy is on hold in light of internal divisions and threats to stability.
Yemen faces an escalating threat from rebellions in both the north and south of the country, as well as from al-Qaeda, calling into question whether a unified state has ever really taken root.
Southern unrest is a symptom of the weakening patronage system forced by declining oil production.
A government-opposition agreement to postpone parliamentary elections paves the way for a broader debate on political reform.