The Role of “Coup Forces,” Saleh, and the Houthis

  title={The Role of “Coup Forces,” Saleh, and the Houthis},
  author={Luca Nevola and Baraa Shiban},
From the onset of the Saada wars (2004–2010), the Houthis were described as an Iranian proxy and a security threat. Ali Abdullah Saleh long deployed this Iranian narrative to obtain budgetary and military support from his long-established international allies, the US and Saudi Arabia. Conversely, the Houthis—though admitting an Iranian influence on the ideological level—always denied receiving support from Tehran. The 2014 takeover of the capital Sanaa fundamentally reshaped the relationship… 


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