Does the new economic corridor end the war on Yemen or expand it regionally?
The recent G20 summit in India was evidence of the allies in the region and the world reactivating a new strategy years after the failure of the plan to militarily subjugate Yemen. However, the plan appears incomplete and may potentially escalate the war in the region. So where are the economic ambitions in the region heading?
Exclusive – Al-Khabar Al-Yemeni:
Saudi Arabia and the UAE, leading a fierce war for nearly nine years with American and British support, have presented a new vision for what is currently known as the economic corridor linking India and Europe through Israel, in addition to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
According to the map officially revealed by the UAE, the corridor consists of three parts: a land route used by trucks within European countries, another by trains between Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and a third maritime route linking the UAE to Israel, Europe, India, and Saudi Arabia.
This division isolates several countries in the region, including Gulf countries such as Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait, which constitute the majority of the Gulf states but are excluded despite their strategic location. Sudan, Egypt, and Djibouti, which overlook the Red Sea and are considered among the most important countries in the region, were also disregarded, not to mention regional entities like Iran.
In actuality, this strategy has been put into action since the beginning of the war on Yemen, isolating it through military deployment along its coasts and militarizing it from west to east to prevent any interference with the plan, which swallows the most important island in the Bab Al-Mandeb strait, “Miyoun.” On the map, it appears as an Emirati Saudi American Israeli transit center, while its other regions are in regional and sectarian conflicts, which have already led to the outbreak of war in Sudan and expectations of a similar scenario in Egypt, not to mention preempting the plan with agreements with Iran. The fact that those countries’ escalation will foil the strategy intended to economically isolate them in the future cannot be overshadowed by current developments, though. Since it launched the New Silk Road years ago and ignited conflicts worldwide surpassing the nations involved in the new project, China will not accept being pushed to the margins, not to mention its attempt to push its archrival India to the front of the race, along with other parties like Britain, which has also started to move along the southern coast of Yemen under various pretexts, as well as the US, which may not benefit from the new plan except for its efforts to Igniting the conflict between India and China to weaken its economic rival and to present Saudi Arabia as a sacrifice to Israel through the normalization process, which its features appeared with the visit of an Israeli delegation to Saudi Arabia for the first time, which was preceded by extensive contacts, cooperation, and coordination that emerged during the Yemen war. Most importantly, Russia, which sees the G20 as blocs to isolate it, and trying to break it with alliances, the latest of which will not be BRICS.
The new economic corridor and the Yemen war may not be the end of the worldwide and regional race to obtain economic gains through global maritime trade. However, the significance now is seeing the Yemeni forces, both in the North and South, especially those who have applauded the Coalition since the beginning of the war for the long strategic areas that extend from the Indian Ocean in the East to the Red Sea in the West, completely isolated while they are engrossed in discussing who deserves applause, the UAE or Saudi Arabia?