Secretary Pompeo’s decision to label the Houthis an FTO is a far cry from much-needed conflict resolution or provision of vital aid.
What was expected to be a quick air campaign morphed into a protracted conflict. After some initial military victories by the Saudi-led coalition, the battlelines solidified into a stalemate that outlived the Obama administration.
As long as Yemen is a failed state and a humanitarian catastrophe, it will remain fertile ground for violent extremist organizations.
The Biden-Harris administration has the opportunity to end the suffering of millions of Yemenis while advancing strategic U.S. objectives