Aaron Edwards is a senior lecturer in defence and international affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the author of Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law: Aden and the End of Empire (Mainstream/Transworld, 2014). Opinions expressed are his own.
Yemen at war
With a humanitarian crisis mounting in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has eased its military pressure—for the moment.
Yemen's frail faultlines
The seizure of power in Sanaa by Houthi rebels has alerted the world to the crisis in Yemen. But it never really went away.
Yemen: descent into anarchy
With the resignation of its president and prime minister, Yemen lacks the capacity to steer its political transition...
ISIS: the spreading cancer
Sometimes states exaggerate the threat posed by violence from non-state forces. With ISIS in Iraq and Syria,...
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Yemen has slipped well down the global agenda—behind Israel-Palestine, Syria and Iraq—but, as security deteriorates,...
Is ISIS on the march in Iraq?
The remarkable resurgence of Sunni-fundamentalist violence in Iraq has taken the west by surprise, yet it is a...