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How Much Do the Houthis Threaten Red Sea Shipping?

Nov 26, 2019 | 11:00 GMT
The Red Sea forms the background of this photo taken from the island of Saba in the Al-Zubair archipelago off the coast of Yemen

A view from the island of Saba off the Yemeni coast. Houthi forces control only a small segment of coastal areas of Yemen, limiting the threat they can pose to commercial shipping in the vital waterway.

(DeAgostini/Getty Images)

When Yemen's rebels seized three vessels last week, fears rose of a repeat of regional piracy. Such worries are unfounded. ...

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