Global Post quotes Nonresident Senior Fellow Richard LeBaron on the conflict in Yemen and its regional implications:

Richard LeBaron, senior fellow with the Atlantic Council based in Washington, said both are still pursuing unmet goals that a ceasefire could impede. “The Houthis have not consolidated their position completely and the Saudis have not gotten rid of them completely,” he said.


“I think the big question is … whether the Saudis and their allies have a political plan to address the Yemen situation in addition to their military plan,” LeBaron said.


“If I were an Iranian defense planner I would look across the Gulf and I would basically see Star Wars on the other side in terms of what the countries are deploying there,” said LeBaron. “Iran, in military terms, is badly outgunned.”

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