The White House is expected to approve some weapons deals, but only if Abu Dhabi and Riyadh’s behavior stays aligned with U.S. regional goals.
The ongoing fighting will pressure Washington into helping Riyadh blunt more Houthi advances that would worsen Yemen's humanitarian crisis.
In this episode of the Essential Geopolitics podcast, Emily Donahue speaks to Ryan Bohl, Stratfor Middle East and North Africa analyst at RANE, about the battle for Marib in Yemen.
U.S.-Saudi efforts to end Yemen’s war may soon face a major blow, as Houthis rebels inch closer to seizing the resource-rich city of Marib.
Tehran will reject any demands to cut ties with regional militias, raising the risk for more violence in conflict zones like Iraq.
The Arab states could turn to France and the U.K., as well as U.S. adversaries like Russia and China, if Biden follows through on canceling arms shipments.
The fallout will likely include a more severe humanitarian crisis, more complicated intra-Yemeni political negotiations, and ultimately, a more entrenched civil conflict.
The Aden airport attack will not fracture the new unity government, but it will struggle to control the country’s unstable security situation.
The easing of the Qatar blockade may help resolve the current GCC crisis, but it won't unite Arab Gulf states’ divergent regional policies.