Analysis & Commentary

2nd April 2015 - CTV

CTV News

Oren Adaki

FDD Research Analyst Oren Adaki discusses the deteriorating situation in Yemen.

1st April 2015 - The Washington Times

Satrapy Fishing in the Yemen

Clifford D. May

Three years ago, film-goers were treated to “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” which critic Kenneth Turan called a “pleasant fantasy” about the Middle East.

31st March 2015 - News Service

Amid Nuclear Talks, Iran Forges Ahead with Middle East Power Play

Emanuele Ottolenghi

As the world awaits the results of nuclear negotiations in Switzerland, the Middle East continue to struggle with various conflicts across the region.

31st March 2015 - 104.1 KQTH

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the destabilizing force in the Middle East and focuses on the conflict in Yemen.

30th March 2015 - The Long War Journal

Analysis: Iranian Reactions to Operation Decisive Storm

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who for roughly six-months have been ascendant and on the offensive, were met with airstrikes from a coalition of 10 countries on Wednesday evening. Designed to “defend and support the legitimate government of Yemen,” the airstrikes prominently feature Gulf...

27th March 2015 - Fox News


Oren Adaki

FDD Research Analyst Oren Adaki comments on the ongoing unrest in Yemen; Yemen Crisis Brings Middle East to the Brink.

27th March 2015 - Quoted by Jeremy Bender - Business Insider

These maps show what could happen next in Yemen — and how it could impact global politics

Oren Adaki

As Saudi Arabia and its coalition of partner Sunni states intervenes in the growing war within Yemen, the south Arabian country is taking on major geopolitical significance.

27th March 2015 - CTV

CTV News

Oren Adaki

FDD Research Analyst Oren Adaki discusses the ongoing unrest in Yemen

27th March 2015 - MSNBC

Morning Joe

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on the proxy war in Yemen and U.S. interests in the region at large.

27th March 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Saudi Arabia Tries to Flip Sudan

Laura Grossman, David Andrew Weinberg

Sudanese President and internationally wanted man Omar al-Bashir landed in Riyadh on Wednesday to kick off his first official visit with Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman. To underscore the significance of his visit, Salman personally greeted Bashir at the airport. Hours later, a Saudi-led...

27th March 2015 - Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Sunni-Shi’ite wars going global

Oren Adaki, David Andrew Weinberg

Feeling that its back was against the wall as Iranian-backed Shi’ite Houthi forces moved to take over neighboring Yemen, Saudi Arabia has lashed out with its own Sunni coalition, threatening to take the sectarian conflict to a new level.

26th March 2015 - Fox Business Network

After the Bell

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on the presence of Iranian proxies in Yemen.

26th March 2015 - Al Arabiya

Why ‘Operation Decisive Resolve’ is the ultimate setback for Iran

David Andrew Weinberg

Today’s Saudi-led international military intervention in Yemen, Operation Decisive Storm, is a decided setback for Iran’s regional ambitions.

26th March 2015 - The Long War Journal

Saudi Arabia begins Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen

Oren Adaki

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies began an airstrike campaign in Yemen at midnight last night in response to the growing threat from Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, who have expanded their military control southward towards the port of Aden since their seizure of the Yemeni capital,...

26th March 2015 - Fox Business Network

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May on Iran in Yemen.

26th March 2015 - Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Yemen crisis threatens Obama Iran nuclear talks, further clouds Middle East policy

Mark Dubowitz

The confusion and cross-purposes that have plagued President Obama’s troubled Middle East policy are only getting worse as the U.S. on Thursday voiced its support for a new Egypt-Saudi military campaign to roll back the Iran-allied rebels in Yemen.

26th March 2015 - Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Saudi Arabia is Bombing Iran-backed Rebels in Yemen Who Just Plundered US Intelligence Files

Oren Adaki

Yemen's crisis is getting worse and then some. Saudi Arabia has started bombing rebel positions inside Yemen, and said the Sunni Kingdom will do "anything necessary" to deter the Iran-backed Shiite rebels who are taking over its neighbor.

25th March 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran Shipping Weapons Across Middle East

Oren Adaki

Reports surfaced last Friday about the arrival of an Iranian ship at the Houthi-controlled al-Saleef port in Hodeidah in northwestern Yemen, unloading more than 180 tons of weapons and equipment.

23rd March 2015 - Syndicated

John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss the Islamic State and the group's activity in Yemen.

23rd March 2015 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Boosts Military Presence in Gulf Waters as Iran Deal Inches Closer

Michael Ledeen

Some 3,000 U.S. military personnel as well as American “air, land, sea, and special operations components” have moved into the Persian Gulf region for a military exercise that coincides with the finalization of a nuclear agreement with Iran aimed at containing its nuclear arms program,...


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