June 4, 2015
Yemen is in the grip of its most severe crisis in years, as a Saudi-led air campaign against the Iranian-backed Houthis enters its third month, with no end to the conflict in sight. Civilian casualties continue to mount, the internally displaced population grows, and Yemen’s already weak infrastructure teeters on the verge of collapse.
Amid the chaos and suffering of the ongoing war, what are the prospects for a political solution to the conflict? Is either side prepared to make concessions in order to end the violence? What role can the international community play in resolving the crisis, and how has the current conflict exacerbated Yemen’s multitude of internal challenges, from a fraught political transition to the al-Qaeda insurgency?