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  • YOUTH

    Saudi youth, the issue of unemployment and work ethic

    Abdulateef Al-Mulhim is a well-known Saudi commentator who is appreciated – at least here at SUSTG – for his willingness to take on sensitive topics and provide his particular perspective.  In this item he addresses the work ethic of young Saudis, a subject of much debate.  Not surprisingly, there are numerous facets to the discussion […]

  • Yemen in Crisis

    As GCC Ministers Meet in Riyadh to Discuss Yemen, Houthis Conduct Military Drill on Saudi Border

    Not long after it was reported that GCC Ministers had invited representatives from the Houthi militia to Riyadh to participate in talks, the Houthis conducted a military exercise involving “thousands of Shi’ite Muslim Houthi fighters” near Saudi Arabia’s border, according to reports. “The drill in the al-Buqa region in the Houthis’ home province of Saada included heavy […]

  • Yemen in Crisis

    Fears of an ‘All Out War’ Grow in Neighboring Yemen as Rival Factions Look to Iran and Saudi Arabia for Help

    Tensions are escalating in Yemen as Iranian-backed Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by Saudi Arabia, are “squaring off for battle after months of skirmishes,” Reuters reports.  “With President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi seeking a comeback from the port city of Aden while the Shi’ite Houthi movement controls the capital Sanaa, […]

  • Yemen Civil War

    The U.S. is ‘Significantly Increasing’ Support for the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen as Conflict Enters Third Year

    The Trump administration has “significantly increased” military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting al Qaeda and Iranian-backed militias in Yemen, the Wall Street Journal reports. The increase in support by the Trump administration raises the stakes for the United States in the war in Yemen, now entering its third year. It also continues a warming trend in […]

  • Yemen Civil War

    Second Missile in a Month Launched from Yemen Intercepted by Saudi Military

    For the second time in a month, the Saudi military has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile that was launched from Yemen on Thursday. The missile did not cause any casualties and was headed towards the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait on the Kingdom’s southwestern border, according to reports. Yemen’s Iran-backed armed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the […]

  • Yemen Civil War

    Former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed by Houthi Allies in Major Turning Point

    In a major turn in the ongoing civil war in Yemen, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has reportedly been killed in fighting against his former allies in the three-year old war, the Iran-aligned Houthi militia. Clashes broke out between fighters allied with the armed Houthi militia and those in Saleh’s General Peoples Congress over the […]

  • Yemen Civil War

    Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Khaled bin Salman Issues Statement on Hodaidah

    Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States HRH Prince Khaled bin Salman has issued a statement on Twitter concerning the recent moves by the Kingdom and its Arab allies on the port city of Hodaidah in Yemen, blasting the Iran-backed Houthi rebels for worsening the humanitarian situation in the war-torn country. Yesterday, Saudi Arabia and […]

  • Yemen

    Strategic Pivot in Yemen Campaign as Saudi Announces Halt in Airstrikes

    Saudi Arabia has announced a phase shift in its 27-day long airstrike campaign on Houthi positions in Yemen “at the request of Yemen’s President Hadi, the official SPA, SUSRIS and other outlets are reporting. But not long after the announcement, reports indicate that the battle continues on in Yemen. Saudi airstrikes continued following a rebel […]

  • Yemen

    Is it Crunch Time for Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Operation?

    In an in-depth analysis in Reuters, Angus McDowall writes that following Saudi Arabia and the GCC’s lack of success in significantly tipping the scales in Yemen with airstrikes, the limited options for Saudi Arabia’s leadership in the war-torn country come with high risks. With the possibility of a ground operation apparently ruled out, “Riyadh may soon […]

  • Yemen

    Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Orders Aid to Yemen as Gains for Saudi-backed Forces Continue

    Saudi-led coalition land forces operating in Yemen have seen gains in recent weeks following the initiation of Operation Golden Arrow to recapture the city of Aden on July 16, according to DefenseNews.com. Saudi Arabia’s Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri told Al-Arabiya television in an interview on July 22 that “[Saudi] are supporting the legitimate corps in the […]

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