Anthony Biswell is an economic analyst at the Sana’a Center. Prior to joining the Center, Anthony was the Senior Yemen Analyst for The Delma Institute in Abu Dhabi, managing research projects and advisory programs, as well as training and mentoring junior analysts. Previously, he worked as an editor and researcher for IHS in Yemen, where he was based in 2010 and 2013-2014.
Biswell holds an MA in International Conflict Studies from King’s College London and a BSc in Politics from Cardiff University.
Anthony's latest contributions
Yemen Economic Bulletin: Lebanon’s Financial Collapse Traps Yemeni Banks’ Money
In January 2020, demonstrators heckled a delegation of bankers leaving Lebanon’s central bank. What was unique in this situation, however, was the identity of the banking delegation. These bankers … Read more
Yemen’s Fate Hinges on the Economy
High-level policymakers working on Yemen often resemble firefighters: moving from crisis to crisis, rarely affording themselves time to take stock of the bigger picture. Five years on from the launch … Read more
The War for Monetary Control Enters a Dangerous New Phase
Since September 2016, competing branches of the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) have operated from either side of the frontlines in the country’s ongoing armed conflict, with the resultant fragmentation … Read more
Transitional Government in Post-Conflict Yemen
This policy brief offers recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of governance in post-conflict Yemen – whatever the composition or structure of the government. It presents three case studies … Read more