Small Wars Journal


Cracks Appear in Saudi Glass Palace SWJED Tue, 10/29/2019 - 6:18pm
Saudi Arabia’s overweening confidence as a leading Sunni power has been enfeebled by the 14 September attack on its oil facilities. Its sworn enemy, Iran, has carried out the attack by itself or its Houthi proxy in Yemen. It amounts to the same thing.

The US Should Push for Peace in Yemen

In early July, the Saudi Arabian-led coalition halted its siege of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to allow space for UN efforts to negotiate a political settlement. After three plus years of conflict, the United States, through its support of the coalition, has not achieved its strategic goals in the region, while also suffering harm to its international reputation. The Trump Administration should take this opportunity to press its allies, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to negotiate an end to the civil war in Yemen.

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Yemen’s Water Sustainability Crisis SWJED Thu, 01/25/2018 - 6:51pm

Due to political volatility, economic uncertainty, and social norms, the Republic of Yemen's current supply of fresh water is not sustainable.

Yemen: An Escapable Disaster - Why the United States Should Avoid Military Intervention SWJED Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:23am

A national catastrophe embroiling Yemen’s neighbors and a microcosm of the problems existing throughout the greater Middle East.

The Adaptive Transformation of Yemen’s Republican Guard SWJED Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:45pm

This paper presents an analytical summary of the Yemeni Republican Guard’s adaptation to changing conditions in Yemen following the 2011 resignation of Ali Abdullah Saleh.