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Heavily armed Yemeni fighters loyal to Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi (portrait on the poster) stand guard in front of the governorate building on March 18, 2015, in the southern city of Aden. Security in Aden resembles a time-bomb as forces loyal to Hadi, and others opposing him, share control over the southern city that shelters the embattled leader.  (AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Heavily armed Yemeni fighters loyal to Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi (portrait on the poster) stand guard in front of the governorate building on March 18, 2015, in the southern city of Aden. Security in Aden resembles a time-bomb as forces loyal to Hadi, and others opposing him, share control over the southern city that shelters the embattled leader. (AFP/Getty Images)

The U.N. special envoy for Yemen says the country appears to be on the edge of a "civil war." With the so-called Islamic State's rising influence, as well as ongoing destabilization from Yemen's Al-Qaeda branch and the Shiite rebel group, the Houthis, hopes for the country are growing dim.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with security expert Bruce Hoffman for his take on the situation in Yemen.

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This segment aired on March 23, 2015.

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