Since 2014, Yemen has been embroiled in an ongoing civil war. In the process, it has become the salient battleground for the ongoing rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran and has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster by the UN. What are the causes of the war? What has been the impact of foreign intervention? What is the pathway for peace? Doug Becker speaks with Hamoud Salhi and Charles Schmitz.

Charles Schmitz is a Professor of Geography at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an expert on Yemen and the co-author of Historical Dictionary of Yemen (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East).

Hamoud Salhi is a Professor of Political Science and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a host of SWANA Region Radio on KPFK in Los Angeles.



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