Beckett demines for Optima in Gulf Free
Retired general Tom Beckett, the former Middle East advisor at [...]
In Yemen the Iran-backed alliance between the Houthi rebels and forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been fighting the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by Western governments since March 2015 with no political breakthrough in sight. Intelligence Online reports on secret negotiations, the intelligence support and military sales associated with the conflict and sheds light on the political maneuvers of Arab and Western nations with in interest in the situation.
Largely unseen by the outside world, a power struggle is going on between the Crown Prince and the tribes that make up the ranks of the Saudi Arabian National Guard. King Salman was recently prompted to intervene. [...]