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Abubakr Al-Shamahi is a researcher at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies.
Al-Shamahi works as a freelance journalist and has written for a number of international publications, including Al-Jazeera English and The Guardian.
Previously, he worked as a television correspondent based in the Middle East. He reported from across the region and from around the world working for outlets such as TRT World, the New Arab, and the BBC.

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The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 8 | Minority Communities in Yemen, Part One: Muhammasheen

April 17, 2022
The Muhammasheen, literally the “marginalized,” is an ascriptive term designating an ethnic hereditary minority of Yemenis associated with certain typ…

The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 7 | What Would Talks Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Mean for Yemen?

April 17, 2022
Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been cast as Gulf rivals. In their relationships with the West and their support for actors in Syria, Iraq, and Lebano…

The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 5 | The Saudi Blockade of Yemen

April 17, 2022
As the Yemeni war drags on and the humanitarian crisis deepens, there have been growing calls for the United States to end its support of the Saudi-le…

The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 4 | How the International Humanitarian Response is Failing Yemen

April 17, 2022
Sana’a Center Researcher AbuBakr al-Shamahi talks to Sarah Vuylsteke, the author of our report "When Aid Goes Awry: How the International Humanitarian…

The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 3 | What is the UAE’s role and ambitions in Yemen?

April 17, 2022
Sana’a Center Researcher AbuBakr al-Shamahi talks to Senior Researcher Abdulghani al-Iryani about the role of foreign actors in Yemen as the country's…

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