In this episode, we speak with research fellow Elana DeLozier about the incentives and roles of various actors involved in the Yemeni conflict. The conversation follows on from her publication of the Yemen Matrix, which plots the bilateral ties between 12 key actors in the current geopolitical state of Yemen.
We cover not only the Houthi movement, the Hadi government and Saudi Arabia, but also talk about the General People’s Congress and the Islah party, as well as the importance of historically prominent figures in the war such as Ali Abdullah Saleh.
DeLozier provides a thorough and concise tour of the complexity of the Yemeni conflict, and she explains what the bottlenecks to peace talks among the various parties involved are.
*[Click here for a full list of episodes of Matter File. The episode originally aired on October 31, 2020.]
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