This episode of In Search of Monsters focuses on the seven-year war in Yemen. Host Chris Lydon is joined by QI Research Fellow and Yemen expert Annelle Sheline. She starts with this: “Yemen is the war we can stop.” It is called the worst humanitarian catastrophe on the planet, and yet it gets scant news coverage. It is older than Ukraine’s war and vicious in its own way, an autocrat’s war much deadlier than Russia’s hammering of Ukraine. It also is a mismatch: Saudi oil wealth pounding the poorest nation in the Arab world, and using American planes dropping American bombs to do the pounding.
Chris is also joined by Shireen Al-Adeimi, a young Yemeni-American professor at Michigan State University. She shares this view of the war, particularly the United States’ culpability and its urgent need for policy correction and cessation of Saudi support.
Listen to the full episode here:
Additionally, check out these related resources:
- Cautious optimism hovers over new ceasefire in Yemen – Annelle Sheline in Responsible Statecraft, 4/1/22.
- Numbers don’t lie: more Saudi attacks on Yemen came after new US support – Annelle Sheline in Responsible Statecraft, 3/21/22.
- Yemen: The War Americans Can End Tomorrow – QI video, April 2022.
- Biden Must End the War He Helped Start – Shireen Al-Adeimi in In These Times, 10/17/20.