Cautiously Optimistic: The Biden Administration’s Options in Yemen

November 16, 2020

As Joe Biden is declared US president-elect, expectations vary from pessimism on the left and among experts in the Middle East to optimism over lessons learned. In the US, the left has already sent the first warnings on expectations, focused on foreign policy and singling out Washington’s...

Yemen at a Glance: The Economy

June 12, 2014

Yemen’s problems are structural and deeply-rooted in five decades of failed state-building projects. According to the 2011 political transition agreement sponsored by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), 2014 was to become a milestone in Yemen’s history. Often lauded as a model for post-Arab...

Breaking Point: Turmoil in Aden

November 24, 2013

Political infighting in Sana’a and growing rivalries in Aden signal a bleak future for southern Yemen. Yemen’s political transition after the Arab Spring conflict, which aimed at ushering in a new era of democratic development, has descended into political infighting in the capital,...