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Spotlight: Yemen

While the entry of Saudi Arabia and Egypt into the Yemen conflict took many by surprise, Middle East Forum staff, fellows, and publications have been sounding the alarm on Yemen for years (see the selections at right).

The only silver lining is that Yemen’s emergence as the primary flashpoint of inter-state conflict in the Middle East took a bit longer than we predicted. We’d like to think policymakers in Washington used this extra lead time wisely to formulate an effective response, but there is no sign of it.

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