SANA'A, YEMEN – In perhaps the most significant political shake-up since 2015, Saudi Arabia and its Western allies have finally abandoned and ousted Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. On April 7, Hadi used his presidential authority to sign power over to an eight-man body known officially as the Presidential Command Council (PCC). The
With Hadi’s Ouster, Saudi Arabia’s True Ambitions in Yemen Come to the Fore
The quiet end of Hadi’s reign after a decade of serving US and Saudi interests not only nullifies the legal justification of the war under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter but reinforces the long-held belief among many in the Middle East that Western powers were never interested in democracy.