REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - Shi'ite Houthi rebels are seen in Sanaa October 9, 2014.

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Houthi Victories in Yemen Make Saudi Arabia Nervous

October 15, 2014, Bruce Riedel

After a stunning victory for the Zaydi Houthi rebellion, the movement's success in Yemen places a Shiite group with connections to Iran on the soft underbelly of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Bruce Riedel writes that the Houthi victories erase years of Saudi efforts to stabilize Yemen and keep it in the Saudi orbit, making the Saudis very nervous.

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