Observers See Several Motives for Eritrean Involvement in Yemen

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Michael Woldemariam, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Houthi rebels in Yemen is drawing in participants from across the Red Sea…

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“There’s a lot we don’t know about what this cooperation looks like, what the arrangements look like. But from what I can tell, the main element of this cooperation is the use of Eritrea, particularly the port of Assab, as sort of a basic logistical hub from which states like Saudi Arabia and UAE are able to launch their operations into Yemen.”

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