This month, Iranian-backed Houthi fighters in Yemen have launched drone and ballistic missile attacks against the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The events mark a clear escalation and expansion of violence related to the civil war in Yemen. Efforts at finding a peaceful resolution to the conflict, which has raged for years but has been largely been overlooked by the international press, have been unsuccessful so far. Jack Kennedy, a senior analyst at IHS Markit, discusses the motivation behind the latest attack, the ongoing efforts to end the civil war, and why it’s important the world pays more attention to this humanitarian disaster.