U.S.-backed efforts by Saudi heir apparent Mohammad bin Salman to challenge Iran more aggressively on a wide range of fronts appear to have had the opposite effect to what the Crown Prince expected.
From the first time I met Ali Abdullah Saleh, at his sprawling palace in the hills above Aden, I could tell he was a force to be reckoned with—but one that would never be fully understood. Saleh famously likened leading Yemen to “dancing on the heads of snakes,”
It is no strange fact that prison systems across the world are culpable for producing increasingly violent criminals. 
The situation in Yemen—considered by many to be the worst humanitarian crisis in decades—has deteriorated again, proving that there is no bottom to the suffering caused by ill-conceived proxy and regional warfare.