Saudi King Abdullah once described Yemen’s security as inseparable from that of Saudi Arabia’s, clearly outlining that the Kingdom will continue to play a role in Yemen.

As new developments change the political landscape in Yemen, is Saudi Arabia losing its grip on the country?

This edition of The Debate interviews Saeb Shaath, an author and Middle East affairs expert from Belfast, and Mohamed Qubaty, the former Yemeni ambassador to Lebanon and Cyprus from London to delve right into Saudi Arabia’s backyard, and discuss the role of the Al Saud royal family in the recent developments of Yemen.