There have been numerous reports on Yemen in English that have been released in recent days - some good and some not so good - but few on which I have had much time to comment. One exception is this short article from Joost Hiltermann.

Although I might quibble with a few small details, I think this is an excellent overview and brings some much needed soberness - from a publication that prides itself on providing this - to an issue that is often misunderstood.

If you haven't read it you really should.