Abdel Malek al-Houthi

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 While Yemen contributes less than 0.2 percent of global oil output, its location puts it near the center of world energy trade.

The nation shares a border with Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude exporter, and sits on one side of a shipping chokepoint used by tankers heading West from the Persian Gulf. Global oil prices jumped more than 5 percent on Thursday after regional powers began bombing rebel targets in the country that produced less than Denmark in 2013.

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While the al-Houthi movement struggles to manage multiple regional challenges to its north, its rise to power in Yemen is a setback for Saudi Arabia on its southern flank.

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To protect its security interests in the long term, Riyadh may have little choice but to engage with the Houthis.

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Islah’s limited options may push it toward rapprochement with the Houthis, but the party will derive few benefits as the latter ramps up its campaign against the state.

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