Any GCC military intervention will probably complicate the political plans of former President Saleh, but is unlikely to discourage him from continued alliance with the Houthis. Aden is Saleh’s biggest political prize and he is unlikely to give it up. GCC military intervention could be effective in the short term, but it is unlikely to be successful long-term without a strong political message. The conflict could also escalate potentially as Saudi Arabia tries to push back against Iranian influence.
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