Optimism is running high about reaching a peace agreement between Yemen’s warring rivals.
Talks in Yemen are offering hope of a political resolution to one of the worst conflicts since World War II.
Hundreds of thousands have been killed, and millions face starvation after years of war between a Saudi and UAE-led coalition, backed by the West, and Houthi forces supported by Iran.
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Now the two sides are talking.
Could peace be on the horizon? And what would a settlement mean for the region?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Ibrahim Fraihat – Associate professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and author of the book Iran and Saudi Arabia: Taming the Chaotic Conflict
Afrah Nasser – Non-resident fellow at the Arab Center Washington DC and former Yemen researcher at Human Rights Watch
Trita Parsi – Executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and specialist in Iranian foreign policy