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The atmosphere of tension is also generated by issues that have arisen after the Euromaidan, the annexation of Crimea by Russia, and the outbreak of hostilities on the border with Ukraine when pro-democratic and pro-Western voices calling for change appeared in the countries of the region.
Jakub GajdaFKP Research Fellow
For both Tehran and Riyadh, Yemen is another ‘battlefield’ in their long-term confrontation of geopolitical primacy in the Middle East. This battlefield is all the more important that Yemen is located in a strategically important part of the Arabian Peninsula: in the ‘soft underbelly’ of Saudi Arabia and right next to the Strait of Bab al-Mandab, between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, where densely frequented maritime trade routes converge connecting Europe with East Asia.