What does Saudi Arabia want now that it is close to making a deal with the Houthis? Where would a potential agreement leave its allies? Has Riyadh lost its influence and reputation after 8 years of war in Yemen? What strategic mistakes has Saudi Arabia committed during this period?
Maged Al-Madhaji, Sana’a Center’s Chairperson, answers these questions and discusses the 2023 Yemen International Forum with the Forum Podcast. The podcast’s episodes were recorded on the sidelines of the second Forum, which is organized by the Sana’a Center. The Forum brought together more than 250 participants from inside and outside Yemen, including representatives of the Yemeni government, various political actors, activists, civil society representatives, academics, and international mediators and diplomats to discuss developments in the conflict.