Yemen: Peace talks progress behind the scenes as Saudis push for exit


Risk Management Reports
Issue 1164 - 24 Feb 2023 | 3 minute read

Risk Grade F6

Recent developments

Attempts continue to renew the ceasefire in Yemen, but the emphasis has switched to finding a permanent settlement. Much of recent diplomatic activity has been necessarily secret. Saudi Arabia appears more urgently determined to extract itself from the war.

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The grades do not change regularly: upgrades and downgrades are intended to reflect long-term trends or the impact of an exceptionally changed situation.