Analysis & Commentary


2nd April 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: An Iranian SAM in the Arabian Peninsula

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Last week, the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington D.C. released a nine-page primer on Iran’s continued support to Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Buried within the same document was photographic evidence of Saudi Arabia’s latest charge against Iran: the provision of the Sayyad-2C...

28th March 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

A peek inside Houthi Rebel’s recent missile strikes in Saudi Arabia

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Pro-Houthi media outlets like Yemen News Agency (SABA) reported that at least three types of projectiles were fired into the Kingdom. They include the Burkan-2H, the Qaher-2M, and the Badr-1. Both the Burkan and the Qaher have been used multiple times in the Yemeni theater, while the Badr...

10th January 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Saudi-led coalition turns the tide in Yemen conflict

Alexandra N. Gutowski

Backed by Saudi air power, Yemeni forces are advancing on a number of critical fronts including Yemen’s northern border and western coast.

21st December 2017 - FDD Policy Brief

Yemen’s Houthi rebels target journalists

Alexandra N. Gutowski

Yemen’s Houthi militants killed four journalists last week after holding them hostage. The journalists were abducted on December 2, when the rebels attacked Yemen Today’s office with rocket-propelled grenades and detained the 41 staff members inside. The remaining hostages have been...

20th December 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses Iran's Houthi proxy on The John Batchelor Show.

17th December 2017 - Fox News

Iranian missiles going to rebels in Yemen pose a danger to our ally Saudi Arabia

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The debate about whether Iran is providing ballistic missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen has been ended, thanks to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who has unveiled components of Iranian missiles recovered from target sites in Saudi Arabia fired on by the Houthis.

15th December 2017 - Quoted by Kylie Atwood - CBS News

Nikki Haley accuses Iran of violating UN Security Council resolution

Mark Dubowitz

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, on Thursday stood in front of an Iranian-made missile fired at the Riyadh airport by Houthi militants in Yemen, trying to rally the international community behind the Trump administration's sharp stance toward Iran.

15th December 2017 - i24 News

The Rundown

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses Iran's denial of providing Houthi rebels in Yemen with missiles fired into Riyadh on i24's The Rundown.

30th January 2017 - Quoted by Alex Lockie - Business Insider

Two dead after Houthi militant suicide attack against Saudi Arabian ship near Yemen

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Saudi Arabia confirmed a Houthi militant attack that killed two Saudi sailors on Monday.

31st October 2016 - FDD's Long War Journal

Why Iran supported Houthi attacks against the US Navy

Amir Toumaj

As activity in the Red Sea has heated up this month, debate rages on in Washington about Tehran’s role in attacks against U.S. forces there. The Pentagon confirmed this month that the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen were responsible for launching cruise missiles at the USS Mason on...

15th October 2016 - The Long War Journal

Analysis: Reading Tehran’s security establishment on the strike in Sanaa

Behnam Ben Taleblu

A Saudi-led military coalition against Yemen’s Ansar-Allah (also known as the Houthis) recently bombed a funeral hall in Sanaa.

14th October 2016 - The Long War Journal

Tehran deploys warships to Red Sea as tension escalates in Yemen

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran’s conventional Navy, known by its Persian acronym NEDAJA, reportedly deployed two vessels to international waters surrounding Yemen yesterday.

10th October 2016 - Quoted by Frank Camp - Daily Wire

Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Fire Missiles at U.S. Navy Ship

Saeed Ghasseminejad

After the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), colloquially known as the Iranian nuclear deal, was completed, the relationship between the United States and Iran has quickly decayed.

20th March 2015 - Quoted by Elias Groll - Foreign Policy

Yemen on the Edge

Thomas Joscelyn

A barrage of suicide bombings struck two mosques in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Friday, killing at least 137 and wounding some 350 others attending the typically crowded Friday prayer sessions, according to media reports.

25th September 2014 - Al Arabiya

Who Benefits from Yemen’s Houthi crisis?

It was reported Sunday that the Yemeni government and Houthi Shiite rebels signed an agreement calling for the formation of a new government in an attempt to end fierce clashes in the embattled capital Sanaa.

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