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Mohammed al-Katheri is president of the Yemeni Peace and Building Foundation and focuses on Hadramawt in his work as a trainer and advocacy specialist in peacebuilding.

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Women in Hadramawt Organize to Alleviate Travel Restrictions, Providing a Model for Civic Engagement

January 13, 2022
Since the start of the Yemeni war in 2015, the capabilities of the internationally recognized government have weakened dramatically. It no longer maintains the traditional functions and attributes of a state, most notably sovereignty over its territory or control of the integrity of its borders. The government has been further hampered by the pat…

387 Days of Power: How Al-Qaeda Seized, Held and Ultimately Lost a Yemeni City

January 5, 2021
On March 26, 2015, Saudi Arabia launched Operation Decisive Storm, which was intended to be a brief air campaign – the Saudis told the US it would take “about six weeks”[1] – to expel the Houthis from Sana’a and reinstate Yemen’s internationally recognized president, Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Riyadh’s impulsive rush to war would have disastrous cons…