Rise of the Houthis
Yemen, once known for it's rich culture and kind people, is now infamous for it's instability. Post-revolution, nearly everyone looked for a leader to follow.
Many found that in the Houthis (who also call themselves Ansar Allah). Once a small politico-religious group in the highlands seeking to revive their religious and cultural practices, they were beat down by the Yemeni government in six wars between 2004 and 2009.
Though their acerbic slogan pushed away many, they claimed the words and slogans were directed at western government interference.
Named for their founder, Hussein al Houthi, the Houthis invested in their once -broken province of Sa'ada through community rebuilding, education, and support, their numbers grew exponentially.
In September 2014, after months of protest under the new "Peoples Revolution", Houthi supporters and allied tribes swept into Sana'a, kicked out a corrupt tribal family, dissolved any authority that remained from the government, and outside Al Qaeda from some strongholds in the south.
They promised a new beginning, yet internal and external forces led Yemen to a new period of instability.