Designating Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” was one of the last foreign policy decisions of the Trump administration. It was a move that many aid agencies feared would push the worst humanitarian crisis in the world into further chaos. Now, weeks later, the new administration under President Joe Biden has walked it back. So just how big a shift is this for US policy towards Yemen, and what does it mean for Yemen’s war?
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Alexandra Locke, produced this episode with Amy Walters, Dina Kesbeh, Negin Owliaei, Priyanka Tilve, Ney Alvarez and Malika Bilal.
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