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Faint hope in Yemen

By Gwynne Dyer      

It has now become clear that Saudi Arabia is never going to win. After five years of war, the Houthis still control three-quarters of the population, they probably have majority popular support, and the anti-Houthi coalition is breaking up. The winners are clear, and it’s time to stop the war.

Protesters, pictured March 7, 2018. Some wars end in victory, but just as many sputter out in exhaustion. The war in Yemen, now coming up on five years old, always looked likely to end up in the second category, and the time may be quite soon. Photograph courtesy of Flickr

LONDON, U.K.—Some wars end in victory, but just as many sputter out in exhaustion. The war in Yemen, now coming up on five years old, always looked likely to end up in the second category, and the time may be quite soon.

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