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Yehya Abuzaid

Yehya Abuzaid is a research fellow at UC Berkeley’s Othering and Belonging Institute and a member of the Sana’a Center US team and the Yemen Peace Forum. He primarily focuses on Middle East geopolitics, conflict resolution, and climate resilience.

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Has Riyadh Woken Up From Its Al-Mahra Pipe Dream?

December 19, 2021
Since 2017, many residents of Al-Mahra, Yemen’s easternmost governorate, have had a growing anxiety regarding their Saudi neighbors to the north. What began as a trickle of Saudi troops[1] into the area quickly transformed into what appeared to be a fully fledged campaign for control of the governorate, including its border with Oman to the east. B…