(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 21 February 2021
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Yemen has been embroiled in a bloody power struggle since 2014 between its government, supported by Saudi Arabia, and Iran backed Houthi rebels, who control the capital Sana'a and most of the north. The scope and scale of Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen has to be seen in the broader context of the regional conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Iran and Saudi Arabia are engaged in a battle over regional hegemony that is being waged between Shiite Iran and its allies and a Sunni Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia at a number of friction points across the Middle East including Yemen....Read more