A secure, stable and united Yemen anytime soon looks sadly unlikely.
The humanitarian crisis is deepening and the chances of a political solution soon seem very slim.
Houthi rebels have agreed to a five-day truce proposed by Saudi Arabia to allow aid into the country. The UN estimates that at least 300,000 Yemenis have been displaced by the fighting.
Government officials say the calls are 'unacceptable' after all the destruction caused by the Houthi rebel offensive.
Saudi officials had signaled that negotiations may be at hand in Yemen. But with Houthi advances continuing and a resumption of airstrikes, prospects of a political resolution have receded.
A round-up of global commentary for the April 13, 2015 weekly magazine.
The US is currently aiding the Saudis against the former US-backed president. And that same ex-president is partnering with a rebel leader he once asked the US to assassinate.
The conflict in Yemen is driven by local grievances and competition, not some Iranian plot.