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Navigating Troubled Waters: The Regional Dimensions of the Conflict in Yemen and the Red Sea

100th Year Conference Hall, Altınbaş University, Gayrettepe Social Sciences Campus, Istanbul
May 17 2024 10:00 am-12:00 pm (GMT+3) 10:00 am-12:00 pm (GMT+3)
Summary Schedule
Summary Schedule

Since the start of 2024, major changes have shaken the geopolitical realities of Yemen and the Red Sea. Regional tensions have increased, leading to a more pronounced military presence in the area. These have included naval and air operations that have put Yemen and its surrounding area under a critical spotlight, highlighting its strategic position for global security and the regular flow of trade routes.

These developments have repercussions that go beyond the usual regional power struggle and affect the very operational logistics of international shipping lanes passing through the strategic choke points of this waterway. Yemen's critical role in not only maintaining its own stability, but also that of the Red Sea corridor, is paramount.

Given the current crisis, Altınbaş University, in cooperation with the Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies, is hosting a timely panel discussion titled "Navigating Troubled Waters: The Regional Dimensions of the Conflict in Yemen and the Red Sea." The panel is expected to provide crucial information on the evolution of the conflict, analyzing the strategic rationale behind the military power of the regional powers, and exploring the wider implications for the regional and global economic order. The panel will also discuss Türkiye's perspective, examining its role within the broader regional dynamics.

May 17, 2024
  • 10:00-10:30
    Welcoming Speech
    Dr. Çağrı Erhan
    Rector, Altınbaş University
  • 10:30-12:00
    Session 1
    Repercussions of Regional Escalation on the Conflict Trajectory and the Prospect for Peace in Yemen
    Maysaa Shujaa Al-Deen
    Senior Researcher
    (Sana'a Center)
    Osamah Al-Rawhani
    Co-Executive Director for Policy and
    (Sana'a Center)
  • 10:30-12:00
    Session 2
    Turkey and Regional Crises: Contending Perspective on Yemen and the Red Sea
    Dr Enes Tuzgen
    Marmara University, Institute of Middle East and Islamic Countries Studies
    Dr. Tolga Demiryol
    Altınbaş University, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Dean