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Can Somaliland Be Alternative for Russia’s Troubled Sudanese Naval Base Plans?

... regarded as close to Russia but ended up entering into a rapprochement with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the years before his military-backed ouster. That policy reorientation resulted in him dispatching troops to assist the GCC’s war in Yemen and is thought to have served as a means for gradually repairing relations with the U.S., too. In any case, the uncertainty surrounding Russia’s planned Sudanese naval base could harm Moscow’s regional interests. I explained the grand strategic ...

Korybko Andrew
09.06.2021 16:27:25

Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... caused by revolutions, civil wars and external intervention only seems to thicken. Vultures are circling around the ruined carcass of Syria, with regional powers waiting for the opportunity to exploit the situation to their advantage. Proxy conflicts in Yemen and Libya are leaving destruction in their wake, depriving people of basic services and leaving them at the mercy of violent armed groups. Young men across the entire region are growing up desensitised to violence, forced to take up arms and join ...

Аунапу Игорь
01.02.2021 16:34:18

Russia and South Yemen

Since the United Nations (UN) backed Kuwait peace talks on Yemen were first announced in April 2016, the international community has viewed a settlement between Saudi-backed President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebel forces as the ultimate path to resolving the Yemen conflict. While the recent congregation ...

Ramani Samuel
24.12.2018 11:04:41

Interview with Yemen's Ambassador to the Russian Federation Ahmed al-Wahishi on the Yemen Conflict and Russia-Yemen Relations

Ahmed al-Wahishi is Yemen's Ambassador to the Russian Federation. He was appointed on the recommendation of Yemen's President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi on July 13, 2017, and was Yemen's first sitting Ambassador to Russia in 6 years. Before serving in this position, Ambassador ...

Ramani Samuel
03.10.2018 02:25:27

Analysis: The King's Visit to Moscow is a Major Turning Point in Middle-East Politics

... in the past three years, whether in local, regional or global affairs. Rapprochement with Russia is not the only change, but the most interesting, with no doubt. This development can be added to each of, the Egyptian-Saudi rapprochement, the war in Yemen, the new car driving regulations and the ongoing arrests of “corrupt” royals and senior officials in Riyadh. I believe the decision to approach Moscow was mostly made by Saudis but very much welcomed by Russians.Indeed, a lot has changed in ...

Daboul Koutaiba
06.11.2017 20:38:25

War in Yemen: a New Vietnam?

The Yemeni Civil War is probably not the most talked about conflict in western media, with all the attention attracted by the unfortunately well-known atrocities committed by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Nevertheless, the bloodshed has reached sizable ...

Corsaro Anna
15.03.2016 13:01:00

Yemen Shia community fails prey to globalization games

... the desire to see flourish modern democracy and social justice, and yet the entire region remains in the throes of unprecedented violence and bloodshed, engulfed in a cycle of savagery which seems to know no bound. In the midst of such chaos stands Yemen, the poorest and most populous nation of the Arabian Peninsula. While Yemen has been hailed the world’s over for its peaceful transition of power, branded a model of the Arab Spring movement for its political restraint and its officials’ ...

Shakdam Catherine
07.05.2014 19:43:00

US increases military footprint in Yemen as part as post-Afghanistan withdrawal strategy

As the United States seeks to adapt to the ever-changing face of Islamic radicalism and growing anti-American sentiment in the Middle East, Washington is banking on its military to assert control, starting with Yemen. Ever since Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai categorically refused to sign Washington’s Bilateral Security Agreement, which text provisions for a small US military contingent to remain in Afghanistan to monitor security development against ...

Shakdam Catherine
25.04.2014 11:42:00

Fighting for Freedom -The Houthis catch Yemen’s imagination

... by the public as a result of state propaganda and latent sectarianism under the old regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Houthis - a Shiite group which stronghold is originally based in the northern province of Sa’ada – have caught Yemen’s imagination by storm as they have come to symbolize freedom and unyielding defiance before injustice. Born out of reaction to state oppression in 1994, the northern faction was named after its spiritual father, Sheikh Hussein Badreddin ...

Shakdam Catherine
24.03.2014 17:10:00

Shifting sands in the Arabian Peninsula

... rather than a careful analysis of the situation. For one, Saudi Arabia has forced GCC countries to reassess, re-think and re-strategize their positions within the Arabian Peninsula. Already Oman has refused to expulse Qatar’s Ambassador. As for Yemen and Kuwait, they sit ever uneasy over the political fence, waiting to see how regional dynamics will play out.

Shakdam Catherine
18.03.2014 04:16:00

Clash of the Yemen – Al Houthi vs Al Ahmar, Ansar Allah vs al Islah

Not a month has gone by since Yemen President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi announced triumphant that the National Dialogue Conference - NDC - had reached a successful conclusion, following months of protracted negotiations, that reports of clashes and bloodshed already broke out, clear ...

Shakdam Catherine
17.02.2014 18:04:00

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