Can a US-led coalition secure the Red Sea shipping lane? | Houthis

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Houthi rebels have attacked several vessels in one of the world’s busiest maritime corridors.

The ripple effect of Israel’s war on Gaza is causing a maritime crisis in the Red Sea – one that may have major implications for the global economy and trade.

Yemen’s Houthi rebel group has been carrying out attacks on commercial vessels. The Iran-backed group says it is targeting ships linked to Israel in protest against its assault on Gaza.

As a result, several large shipping firms have suspended operations in the strategically important waterway.

The United States has announced a multinational task force to respond to the attacks.

But how effective will it be? And what impact will the disruptions have on the global economy?

Presenter: Cyril Vanier


Thomas Juneau – non-resident fellow at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies

James Moran – former European Union ambassador to Egypt, Jordan and Yemen

Stavros Karamperidis – lecturer in maritime economics at the University of Plymouth


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