This is Crisis Group’s third weekly update published as part of our Yemen Campaign.
The trend we identify in this edition is new hope for a political compromise to end the four-year-old civil war and ease the country’s grave humanitarian crisis.
- Trendline: A Shift to the Political in 2019?
After a year of unrelenting military pressure along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, there are some indications that the Saudi-led coalition may be pivoting toward a greater recognition that a political compromise is needed to end the war.
Military pressure succeeded in bringing the Huthis to the table, the coalition argues, but a…