Tag: Yemen

What Yemenis Can Learn From the Indian Farmers’ Protests

What Yemenis Can Learn From the Indian Farmers’ Protests

Surprisingly, ending the war in, or rather on, Yemen is no longer an immediate concern. The gratuitous violence can continue, for there are now other priorities, or so we are told. Amongst them are development and fostering resilience, whatever these mean amidst an ongoing war. Wars do not have to...

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East Needs a Rethink

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East Needs a Rethink

In 2019, former US President Jimmy Carter told a church congregation about a conversation he had with Donald Trump, the incumbent president at the time. He said Trump called him for advice about China. Carter, who normalized US ties with China in 1979, told the president that the United States had...

Can Self-Help Diplomacy Lower Political Heat in the Middle East?

Can Self-Help Diplomacy Lower Political Heat in the Middle East?

Since the end of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, the United States has been the unchallenged dominant power in the Middle East and North Africa. As such, it often saw its role, for better or worse, as fixing the region’s many problems. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iraq and Saddam Hussein, Iran,...

Will Saudi-Iran Talks Lead to Anything?

Will Saudi-Iran Talks Lead to Anything?

Saudi Arabia and Iran have engaged in four rounds of talks over the last six months, the most recent of which with the hardliner Ebrahim Raisi already inaugurated as president. A fifth meeting is expected to take place before the end of 2021. The success of the negotiations will depend, to an...

How Date Farming Helps Yemenis on Soqotra

How Date Farming Helps Yemenis on Soqotra

The disconnect between donor-based development aid and local needs grows wider as the crisis deepens in Yemen. Focus remains on prioritizing emergency response to crisis zones, such as the devastating environment in Mareb, rather than the development of stable economic zones. At the micro-level,...

Young Yemenis Lead the Way for Peacebuilding

Young Yemenis Lead the Way for Peacebuilding

Yemeni youth are among those whose lives have been entirely consumed by the six-year-long civil war. This comes as no surprise as youth and children represent more than 60% of the population. However, against all odds, young people in Yemen are rising out of the ashes of the conflict and...

Chaos Makes a Comeback in Southern Yemen

Chaos Makes a Comeback in Southern Yemen

The six-year conflict in Yemen currently sees a stalemate in Mareb and mounting losses by pro-government forces elsewhere. This has led to the resurgence of chaos in the war-torn country, which threatens stability across liberated areas of the south. Houthi rebels based in Sanaa, the Yemeni...

Securing the Flow of Aid in Yemen

Securing the Flow of Aid in Yemen

As the war in Yemen splinters, the distribution of humanitarian assistance becomes increasingly difficult. The situation throughout northern Yemen — territory under the control of Houthi rebels — is wrapped into the conflict over restricted access to Hodeida seaport under UN Security Council...

Yemen Could Be Hit Hard by the Coronavirus

Yemen Could Be Hit Hard by the Coronavirus

Governments worldwide have faced unprecedented challenges in trying to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. War-torn Yemen, which had its first reported coronavirus case on April 10, will have an extremely difficult experience while addressing the pathogen.

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