The Middle East’s Franz Ferdinand Moment

Shiite Houthi crisis in Yemen

Did the Islamic State start a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran? The crisis in Yemen is one of the more complicated stories to emerge from a complicated region. It involves a cyclone of explosive elements: religious extremism, proxy war, sectarian tension, tribal rivalries, terrorist rivalries, and U.S. counterterrorism policies. Four fundamental questions arising from this chain of events illuminate the strategic and intelligence challenge ahead for any country that is invested in the fight against the Islamic State.

Read an informative piece at Foreign Policy

Watch this PBS documentary about the Houthis, Yemen and the complicated story.

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