The Iranian and Houthi War against Saudi Arabia

21 Dec 2021

The Iranian and Houthi War against Saudi Arabia

By Seth G. Jones, Jared Thompson, Danielle Ngo, Brian McSorley, Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

December 21, 2021

https://www.csis.org/analysis/iranian-and-houthi-war-against-saudi-arabia

https://csis-website-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/211221_Jones_IranianHouthi_SaudiArabia.pdf?fn1d98tAhj7yOUr.IncppMueLOC4kv83

The number of Houthi attacks against predominantly civilian targets in Saudi Arabia doubled over the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, according to new CSIS analysis. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force and Lebanese Hezbollah have played a critical role in providing weapons, technology, training, and other assistance to the Yemen-based Houthis. In response, the United States needs to provide Saudi Arabia additional aid to defend the country against stand-off attacks.