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William Clough is an editor with the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. He has lived and worked for several years in the Arab world in the humanitarian and research sectors. He holds BAs in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and is an alumnus of the American University in Cairo’s CASA Fellowship program.

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Military and Security

Houthi attacks on commercial shipping have continued unabated since the beginning of the year, undeterred by a series of countermeasures from the United States and its allies, including retaliatory strikes, a terrorist designation and associated financial sanctions, and the formation of multiple anti-Houthi naval operations. Since January 1, the … Read more

The Yemen Review Quarterly: January-March 2024

April 9, 2024
Yemen’s political and economic situation worsened in the first months of the year as the impacts of the Red Sea crisis, which began in November, began to manifest themselves. Peace talks between Saudi Arabia and the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) were effectively placed on hold, and the United States broadened its response to the Houthi attacks, … Read more

The Red Sea Front – The Yemen Review, November and December 2023

December 27, 2023
Executive Summary Houthi military action in the Red Sea escalated dramatically during November and December, as the group announced the creation of a ‘third front’ against Israel in retaliation for its war in Gaza and military operations along the Lebanese border. Isolated attacks in October, nominally undertaken in solidarity with the besieged … Read more

Houthis Target Israel Amid Gaza Conflict – The Yemen Review, September and October 2023

November 20, 2023
The Houthi group () claimed responsibility for a series of attempted missile and drone strikes on Israel. The Houthis have threatened to keep up the attacks as long as the Israeli military operation in Gaza continues. Four projectiles were intercepted by a US warship in the Red Sea, where the group has expanded its operations, and it could … Read more

Saudi-Houthi Talks Resume – The Yemen Review, August 2023

September 14, 2023
The strategic city of Marib saw an increase in fighting on several fronts. The Houthis have been reinforcing their positions in the area, which they attempted to seize in a massive and costly offensive two years ago. Should negotiations break down, Marib is seen as a likely area of renewed contestation due to its oil and gas resources. A new … Read more