CEP Webinar: Houthi Procurement & Terror Finance – The Yemeni Arm of Iran’s Proxy Forces

(New York, N.Y. / Berlin, Germany) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) invites you to a webinar on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, to present new, in-depth CEP studies concerning Houthi military procurement and terror finance.

Only a decade ago, the Houthis were a relatively unknown Shia militia from the Yemeni backwater of Saadah. Over time, they expanded their control over Yemen and developed into a more militarily sophisticated organization with a prominent role in the Iran-led axis of resistance. In recent months, the Houthis have demonstrated both their capabilities and intentions by joining in on Hamas’s attack on Israel; they have launched dozens of missiles and drones at Israel (nearly 2,000 km away) and commandeered a cargo ship, which they alleged was “Israeli,” as it traveled along the Horn of Africa.

The upcoming CEP webinar will examine two elements of the growing Houthi threat: defense procurement and terror finance. It will also consider more broadly how the Houthis’ “quantum leap” in a single decade are a cautionary tale with respect to Tehran’s broader regional strategy for developing the Iran Threat Network (ITN).

The webinar will be conducted in English via Zoom.

To read the CEP report How the Houthis Built Their Arsenal: Defense and Intelligence Procurement, please click here.

To read the CEP report How The Houthis Funded Terror Groups After Seizing Yemen’s Capital, please click here.

Date: December 13, 2023

Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET / 15:00 – 16:30 CET



Ari Heistein
Author of the CEP report series
Yemen Specialist and Defense Technology Professional


Dr. Raz Zimmt
Research Fellow, Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)


Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A-session open to all participants.


To participate in this webinar please register via this link: 

Please register up to one hour before the webinar start so that your registration can be approved in time.

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