Atiaf Alwazir

Atiaf Zaid Al-Wazir is a researcher, human rights activist, citizen journalist and blogger, and the co-founder of the media advocacy group Support Yemen.

It’s Not a Sunni-Shiite Conflict, Dummy

Jan 30, 2015

Atiaf Zaid Alwazir outlines ten reasons why the conflict in Yemen is not sectarian. Last week in Yemen, my young cousin in the second grade ran inside after an explosion shook the windows. “I don’t mind when the house shakes, I just don’t want to die in it,” he said...

The Myth of the "Yemen Model"

Jun 12, 2013

Misconceptions over the "Arab Spring" lead to flawed analysis and disastrous policies. Thomas Friedman's recent op-ed is a case in point. Shortly following the internationally funded uncontested election in Yemen, a high-ranking western diplomat berated me for not voting. When I asked him, "would people in your country be happy...