The Houthi coup in Saana that has brought the religo-ethnic group to power is a fast-moving drama with possibly immense ramifications for the future of the Yemeni state as we know it. When Houthi fighters overran the presidential palace of Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi a few weeks back, this act set off a flurry of speculation of what will come next. Now we know: the Houthis are in charge, for now, with members of the Hadi government’s security apparatus. Yemen’s complex politics seem to have everyone, from policymakers to analysts, on tenterhooks as to what comes next. The Yemen dilemma is a strident problem that affects the state’s complex make-up.
Finding policy solutions will ultimately need to rest on bloodlines and influence from immediate regional neighborsDr. Theodore Karasik