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The Challenges of Urban Fighting in Hodeida

The Challenges of Urban Fighting in Hodeida

The ceasefire in the Red Sea port of Hodeida is looking increasingly tenuous with multiple breaches of the agreement reported. The Houthi defenders of the city are well dug in but the Saudi-led coalition has learned a few tricks in urban fighting which could serve them well if the ceasefire collapses and fighting resumes, argues...

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The Race for Eastern Syria

The Race for Eastern Syria

The White House decision to pull US troops out of Syria paves the way for a race to see who will control the region EAST of the Euphrates River. The US should work with its allies to ensure that Iran and the Islamic State don’t get there first, argues Michael Knights   US President Donald...

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Is a Ceasefire Possible in Yemen?

Is a Ceasefire Possible in Yemen?

The US is launching a seemingly determined effort to bring Yemen’s bloody three-and-a-half-year war to a close amid a growing international outcry over the country’s ever-worsening humanitarian plight. But are Iran and its Houthi allies ready to meet their enemies in Saudi Arabia and the UAE midway to resolve the conflict, asks Michael Knights  ...

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Is the Yemen War Really Deadlocked? Think Again.

Is the Yemen War Really Deadlocked? Think Again.

The Saudi-led coalition is making incremental gains against the Houthis of Yemen and looks poised to seize the vital port of Hodeidah which suggests it may be making more progress than commonly thought, writes Michael Knights