Houthi Heck Are You?!

Last month Houthi rebels from Yemen's Saada province took control of the capital Sanaa easily dispatching government forces in the process. Then last month the Houthis forced the Western backed president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, to resign his post. Since the 2011 demonstrations that pushed long-time autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh from power; Yemen has been troubled by terrorism, economic turbulence, and regional disputes that have pushed the country to the edge. As Yemen teeters on the edge of economic collapse and civil war, Mike and Danny discuss Yemen's troubles, hopes for its future, and why people in the West should care about what happens in this often forgotten corner of Arabia. They also debate Iran and Saudi Arabia's influence within the country and how the Houthi insurgency could benefit al-Qaeda. 

For much of the 20th century Yemen remained divided between two states. 

For much of the 20th century Yemen remained divided between two states. 

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