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.
Abubakr's latest contributions
The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 8 | Minority Communities in Yemen, Part One: Muhammasheen
The Muhammasheen, literally the “marginalized,” is an ascriptive term designating an ethnic hereditary minority of Yemenis associated with certain types of occupations. Its members, numbering some … Read more
The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 7 | What Would Talks Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Mean for Yemen?
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 Lebanon, they have long stood on opposing sides of … Read more
The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 5 | The Saudi Blockade of Yemen
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-led intervention and its blockade of Houthi … Read more
The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 4 | How the International Humanitarian Response is Failing Yemen
Sana’a Center Researcher AbuBakr al-Shamahi talks to Sarah Vuylsteke, the author of our report "When Aid Goes Awry: How the International Humanitarian Response is Failing Yemen". This episode … Read more
The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 3 | What is the UAE’s role and ambitions in Yemen?
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 history is filled with stories of foreign powers … Read more
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