Friday, June 28, 2024

Houthi Strikes, Red Sea Shipping and Yemen's War

 The International Crisis Group posted on 28 June 2024 a 47-minute podcast titled "Houthi Strikes, Red Sea Shipping and Yemen's War" with Richard Atwood and Ahmed Nagi.  

The discussion covers attacks by Houthi rebels on shipping in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean and the prospects for an escalation of the conflict both in Yemen and the broader region.  The podcast unpacks what the Houthis are trying to achieve with the attacks, which the group has linked to the war in Gaza, and their relations with Iran and other members of the "axis of resistance".  It assesses how effective the U.S. and UK-led military response has been in deterring Houthi strikes.