The Houthis, who are based in northwestern Yemen, have fought many wars in the last decade. Now, they are in control of huge swathes of land in the country, including the capital Sanaa.

They are said to be backed by Iran, something the Houthis deny. Their argument is that they want a fair representation in government. They have made their opposition clear to the order that emerged after the overthrow of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

But is it only about rights and representation? And how much of a threat are the Houthis to Yemen and the region?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Abubakr Al-Shamahi - British-Yemen journalist who writes for Al-Araby Al-Jadeed newspaper.

Hussain Al Bukhaiti - Activist and Houthi supporter.

Adam Baron - Political analyst who focuses on Yemen and the Middle East.

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