A recent thaw in Sudan-Iran relations is fueling concerns of a growing proxy war with the situation in the Red Sea already destabilizing the region (MEES, 12 January).

Iran is already the primary backer of Yemen’s Houthi rebels, whose attacks on trade vessels transiting the strategic Bab al-Mandeb strait have disrupted global trade and geopolitical interests (MEES, 5 January). (CONTINUED - 1083 WORDS)