Escalating Tensions: Iran, Houthis, and Violence in the Red Sea

March 27, 2024
The outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war on October 7th 2023 has led to tensions in the Middle East skyrocketing. With conflict escalating in the region, the role of Iran and its relationship to militant groups operating throughout the region have become a new area of focus. For decades, Iran has been the most prominent state […]

Abu Dhabi Attack: Escalation or Retaliation?

May 5, 2022
Explosions rocked the city of Abu Dhabi on January 17, 2022, as the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was struck by a missile and drone attack. Launched in the early morning, the attack targeted Abu Dhabi’s oil and aviation infrastructure, killing three civilians and injuring six1. Soon after, Yahya Sare’e, a spokesman for […]

Saudi-Led Coalition Announces Ceasefire in Yemen War

April 12, 2020
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen announced it will implement a two-week ceasefire in support of the UN’s efforts to end the five-year war (Reuters). In addition, the ceasefire aimed to alleviate the threat of coronavirus in impoverished Yemen (Reuters). Although there have been no reported cases, Yemen’s “barely functioning” health system would leave millions vulnerable […]