When looking to prevent terrorism, the United States and its allies must take all measures possible. The international community must work together to stop the spread of terrorism in all its forms, and one group of concern is the Houthi. The Houthi, a foreign terrorist organization based in Yemen, have been increasing their strength and presence in the Middle East. The United States and its allies must act to prevent the activity of the Houthi.
The Houthi are a Shi’a Muslim militia composed of many fighters from Yemen. Founded in 2004, the group is named after its founder, Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi. The organization operates mainly in Yemen, where it has overthrown the government and instilled its own authority. The militia has ties with Iran and is working to counter Saudi-led and Arab-backed forces.
The group has shown a willingness to use violence on a variety of fronts. This includes suicide bombings, bombings of civilian locations, hijackings, landmines, and other tactics. The Houthi have been recognized by the United States, United Nations, and other countries as a foreign terrorist organization.
The Biden-Blinken Administration must continue to lead the effort to prevent the activity of the Houthi. The Administration must take steps to ensure that all nations and organizations involved in this conflict are on the same page in their efforts to stop the group. Additionally, the United States and its allies must work to cut off the financial and material support the group receives from Iran.
Furthermore, the United States and its allies must continue to apply sanctions and use other diplomatic means to exert pressure on the Houthi. The Biden-Blinken team must work to create a coalition of nations, organizations, and the private sector to combat the insurgents. Additionally, the Administration must continue to provide assistance to the legitimate government of Yemen.
The Houthi are a foreign terrorist organization and must be blocked and counteracted by United States and its allies. The Biden-Blinken Administration must continue to lead the effort to prevent the activity of the group by cutting off their funding, applying sanctions, and providing assistance to the legitimate government of Yemen. Working together to ensure that terrorism does not spread, the United States and its allies can make the Middle East a place of stability and peace.