A Huthi Missile, a Saudi Purge and a Lebanese Resignation Shake the Middle East


Volatility is rising across the Middle East as local, regional and international conflicts increasingly intertwine and amplify each other.

Four Crisis Group analysts give a 360-degree view of the new risks of overlapping conflicts that involve Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Lebanon and Israel.

Lub 4dOn 4 November 2017, Huthi/Saleh forces in Yemen fired a Burkan 2-H long-range ballistic missile at the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

It was intercepted and destroyed before reaching its target.

The attack occurred during a profound political shakeup in Saudi Arabia, where Crown Prince Mohammed bin…

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