Col. Saeed Salmeen, the Emirati commander of the Saudi-backed coalition on Yemen's west coast frontline, is pictured at a military base in Khokha, 100 kilometers south of the flashpoint Red Sea port city of al-Hudaydah, on Jan. 21, 2019. As the Middle East heats up, the United Arab Emirates is taking a step back to achieve its goals from behind the scenes.
The United Arab Emirates remains as committed as ever to rolling back Iran and Yemen's Houthis, but it's taking a step back from the limelight as it strives to achieve its goals....
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