Yemen’s economic collapse and impending famine: The necessary immediate steps to avoid worst-case scenarios

Researchers: Farea Al-Muslimi Mansour Rageh Published By: Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies In Partnership With: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung SaferWorld Download English version Download Arabic version As a result of ongoing civil war and the Saudi-led military intervention, normal economic activity in Yemen has ground to a halt and the country now faces the real prospect of famine. Revenues from oil exports, which previously accounted for roughly 70% of Yemen’s national budget, have stopped completely. The country’s electricity production has become anaemic, which, coupled which a nationwide fuel shortage, has led to dozens of major factories and hundreds of smaller ones closing down,… Continue reading…

United States Policy & Yemen’s Armed Conflict

Researchers & Organizations: The Yemen Peace Project (YPP) Resonate! Yemen Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies Download English version Download Arabic version In March of this year, long-simmering regional and political tensions exploded into a full-fledged armed conflict in Yemen, with the Houthi movement and military forces loyal to former president ‘Ali ‘Abdullah Saleh fighting for control of the country’s major cities and key provinces. Arrayed against the Houthi-Saleh alliance are local militias allied with President ‘Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and his government-in-exile, a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, armed elements of the… Continue reading…

The Role of Local Actors in Yemen’s Current War

Authors: Sama’a Al-Hamdani Adam Baron Maged Al-Madhaji Published By: Sana’a Centre for Strategic Studies In Partnership With: SaferWorld Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Download English version Download Arabic version As civil war persists in Yemen, it is crucial for international and local policymakers, as well as military leaders, to expand their understanding of the role of local actors, and the dynamics at play between them, in order to reach an inclusive long-term peace agreement. In the absence of this awareness, Yemen risks remaining in a state of conflict and in the face of a tenacious humanitarian catastrophe for the foreseeable future. This policy brief… Continue reading…

The Roles of Regional Actors in Yemen and Opportunities for Peace

Authors: Maged Al-Madhaji Asil Sidahmed Farea Al-Muslimi Published By:‏ Sana’a Centre for Strategic Studies In Partnership With: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung SaferWorld Download English version Download Arabic version On the dawn of March 26th, 2015, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched Operation Decisive Storm, an internationally backed military campaign against the Houthis, a Zaidi Shi’a led rebel group, and forces allied to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen. The operation has given rise to new roles for new, non-Yemeni actors in the country, leading to an unprecedented regionalization of Yemen’s conflict. The Saudi military intervention, invoking what has since been dubbed the… Continue reading…