Striking proxy-mity? Ft. Alex Vatanka, Middle East Institute
The escalating violence in Yemen threatens to destabilize the region. And while the conflict is being framed as a sectarian and proxy war between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia, its dynamics are better understood as a product of internal Yemeni politics. How can these powerhouses of the Middle East stop the conflict from spiraling out of control, and is there a win-win situation that could stop the country from going down the path of Iraq, Syria and Libya? Oksana is joined by Alex Vatanka, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, to debate these issues.