• Yemen: Women, War & Political Marginalization

    When Yemen’s last peace talks in Stockholm took place in December 2018, only one female delegate was at the negotiation table. Assistant Secretary of the Yemeni Popular Nasserist Party, Rana Ghanem was the only female member, in the Yemeni government delegation. Over the past three Yemen peace talks, only three women have sat at the negotiation table. “One of the reasons why I was able to be in the negotiations was my leading position in the Nasserist Party,” explains Ghanem who has been involved with the Nasserist Party since 1991.

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  • An Update on Yemen’s Water Crisis and the Weaponization of Water

    In a piece published last year, I examined the interaction of water and conflict in Yemen and Syria, two countries whose severe water shortages have enabled competing actors to wield this precious resource as a weapon in violent conflict to the detriment of millions of civilians.

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  • US Strikes on Al-Qaeda in Yemen Not Separate from Ongoing Civil War

    The United States has launched more than 40 air strikes since March 3 on suspected al-Qaeda sites in Yemen, more air strikes than all of 2016. The Trump administration hopes to boast of progress in stopping the advance of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has seen significant gains since the outbreak of Yemen’s war nearly two years ago. Doing so could bolster the administration’s emphasis on stopping “radical Islam.”

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  • Al-Qaeda Affiliate Gains from Yemen Crisis

    Al-Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula (AQAP) has emerged as one of the biggest beneficiaries of the crisis in Yemen where its traditional enemies—Saudi Arabia and Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels—are preoccupied in a war against each other.

    “AQAP is benefitting from the chaos and the collapse of the Yemeni state,” Nabeel Khoury, a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, said in an interview.

    “The forces that would normally be containing AQAP are divided and preoccupied… Altogether it seems like a free environment for AQAP in which to try to expand, recruit, take over certain areas that are neglected by other forces. It is a perfect time for them to make a move,” he added.

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  • Return to Diplomacy 'Best Bet' for Yemen

    Atlantic Council's Nabeel Khoury discusses crisis in Yemen

    A quick return to diplomacy is the best bet for Yemen, says Nabeel Khoury, a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

    Khouryspoke in an interview with the New Atlanticist’sAshish Kumar Sen.Excerpts below:

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  • YemenSource | Yemen Government Talks with Houthis Fail

    Talks on forming a new Yemeni government collapsed on August 24 after thousands of Houthi supporters rallied in Sana’a on August 22 to protest against the rise in fuel prices. The government offered on August 25 to resign within a month to pave the way for a technocrat administration that would review the fuel subsidy issue.

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  • YemenSource | Friends of Yemen To Meet On September 24 In New York

    A government source announced that the eighth Friends of Yemen meeting will take place on September 24 in New York on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly meetings. 

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  • YemenSource | International Monetary Fund Allocates $560 Loan to Yemen

    Yemen reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a $560 million loan on August 8. The funds will be paid over a period of three years. The government expects the first payment within two months.

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  • YemenSource | Houthis Protest Over Fuel Prices After Ceasefire was Reached in Jawf

    On August 2, a presidential mediation committee managed to broker an agreement to suspend confrontations between the Yemeni army and Houthi rebels in Jawf. Just one day after the government announced the creation of a ministerial committee focusing on mitigating the implications of increased fuel prices, Houthi rebels took to the streets on August 4 to protest against the rise in fuel prices.
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  • YemenSource | President Hadi Allocates 5 Billion Rials for Rebuilding Amran

    President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi called for unity during a visit to Amran after it was briefly seized by Houthi rebels. The president called upon Amran residents to return to their homes, and announced the allocation of 5 billion rials to begin rebuilding the city.
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