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US Options on Iran

This summer has been notably characterized by a heating up of tensions between the US and its allies, and Iran. President Trump’s hardline, “maximum pressure” approach against Tehran, which dates back to his withdrawal from the JCPOA in the spring of 2018, has been firm and constant. The US has…

Arms Sales in the Yemeni Conflict: Who’s (Legally or Illegally) Selling Guns?

On July 1, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, By , , With Comments Off on Arms Sales in the Yemeni Conflict: Who’s (Legally or Illegally) Selling Guns?

The Saudi-led coalition purchases most of its arms from the United States and United Kingdom, while weaponry for the Houthi rebels is smuggled almost entirely from Iran. United States In 2017, the American and Saudi governments agreed to a deal wherein Saudi Arabia would purchase over $350 billion worth of…

Iranian Influence in Yemen: Covert and Overt Backing of Houthi Rebels

On June 16, 2019, Posted by , In Middle East, With Comments Off on Iranian Influence in Yemen: Covert and Overt Backing of Houthi Rebels

Though it continually denies any substantial involvement in the Yemeni Civil War, Iran’s support for Houthi rebels has been visible to the international community since the Arab Spring. Why is Iran supporting Houthi rebels? Iranian support for Houthi rebels in Yemen is only one part of the country’s overarching Middle…

Mercenaries in the Saudi-led Coalition

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, With Comments Off on Mercenaries in the Saudi-led Coalition

The Yemeni Civil War, which started as a conflict between President Abdrabbuh Munsar Hadi’s government and Houthi revolutionaries, has become a magnet for external actors from around the world. A Saudi-led coalition consisting of the United States, France, and other countries supports Hadi’s government, while Iran backs the Houthi rebels….