The recent upsurge in attacks on shipping in the Red Sea, committed mainly by Iran-backed Al-Ansar (Houthi) forces in Yemen – allegedly in response to the Israel–Hamas war – poses a significant threat to the global economy, and has led to an escalation of tensions in the Middle East.

In this briefing, panellists will examine current Red Sea maritime flows; the implications of the attacks for energy security; the military strategies being deployed in response; and the interests of key parties both in the Red Sea area and the surrounding region. They will also consider potential future risks and policy options.

The panellists will take your questions on the future course of the crisis and its impact on regional geopolitics and international security.


Simon Rynn, Senior Research Fellow, African Security, RUSI.


How to attend

This event is online-only and is open exclusively to Major Organisation Members and above. If you have any questions regarding this event, please email [email protected].