Yemen Coalition Provides Cover for Aggressive New Saudi Foreign Policy

Smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site believed to be one of the largest weapons depot on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, May 19, 2015 (AP photo by Hani Mohammed).
Smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site believed to be one of the largest weapons depot on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, May 19, 2015 (AP photo by Hani Mohammed).

Last week’s cease-fire in Yemen proved as shaky as many expected, and after it promptly expired Sunday evening, Saudi airstrikes resumed across the country, targeting Houthi rebels as well as forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The five-day “humanitarian pause” in fighting coincided with the visit to the United States by the architects of Saudi Arabia’s war on Houthi rebels in Yemen—the recently elevated Crown Prince Mohamed bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Both were at Camp David last week for a summit with fellow Gulf Cooperation Council leaders and U.S. President Barack Obama. The […]

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