Nothing Quiet on the Western Front:
A New Battle Starts in Hodeidah as Peace Talks Fail

Nothing Quiet on the Western Front: <br/> A New Battle Starts in Hodeidah as Peace Talks Fail

On September 7, coalition-backed anti-Houthi forces resumed military operations outside Hodeidah, in the latest attempt to retake the western port city that the Houthis have been controlling since October 2014. The offensive is reported to have already caused tens of

Special Focus on Coalition Forces in the Middle East:
The Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen

Special Focus on Coalition Forces in the Middle East: <br/> The Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen

In March 2015, Saudi Arabia launched a military intervention in Yemen to restore the internationally-recognised government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, ousted by the Houthis in February of the same year and forced to flee southwards to the port city

The Islamic State in Yemen

The Islamic State in Yemen

Since its formation in November 2014, the Yemeni branch of the Islamic State (IS) has undergone major changes in its organisation and tactics. Thanks to a more radical stance that has attracted several fighters from the Salafist movement and Al-Qaeda

The Houthis and the Use of Landmines in Yemen

The Houthis and the Use of Landmines in Yemen

Although air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition continue to account for the highest number of reported civilian fatalities, Houthi-planted landmines are a persistent threat for Yemeni civilians. On May 22, three unarmed citizens were reportedly killed when they stepped on

The Crisis in Socotra

The Crisis in Socotra

Over the past weeks, Socotra has been the site of an unprecedented wave of demonstrations denouncing the militarisation of the island and the encroaching presence of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Protests have intensified in early May, after hundreds of

Conflict in Qatif

Conflict in Qatif

In early April, the killing of a police officer during a raid in the town of Awamiyyah attracted renewed attention on a simmering conflict in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province (The National, 8 April 2018). Despite a marked decrease in overall

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