The seven-year war in Yemen has not subsided, and it appears to be escalating further in 2022. The recent spike of airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition and the movements of the armed forces in southern Yemen have killed Yemenis' hopes for peace this year.
The coalition is determined that military force will bring a political resolution. It blames the Houthis for failing all peace initiatives presented since the beginning of the war. On Dec. 26, Turki Al-Malki, the Arab Coalition’s spokesperson, said, “The political solution is the best option for the crisis in Yemen, but the military tool seeks to achieve this goal.”