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Casey Coombs
Casey Coombs is a researcher at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. Coombs also works as an independent journalist, reporting extensively on Yemen, where he was based between 2012 and 2015. Prior to Yemen, he reported from United Nations headquarters in New York, covering UN Security Council work on the Arab political uprisings.
He holds BAs in English & Anthropology and an MS in International Relations.

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The Political Arena

March 15, 2022
The Houthis launched a barrage of drones and missiles on an oil facility and the airport in Abu Dhabi on January 17, killing three civilians. The at…

How Outsiders Fighting for Marib are Reshaping the Governorate

November 4, 2021
Marib governorate has emerged as a pivotal battleground between the armed Houthi movement on one hand, and the internationally recognized government a…

Improving Relations Between Central State Institutions and Local Authorities

September 30, 2021
Local councils are responsible for spearheading development projects and providing basic public services to Yemen’s population of more than 30 milli…

The Baha’is in Yemen: From Obscurity to Persecution and Exile

June 18, 2021
The Baha’i religion is relatively new to Yemen, reaching the coastal regions and Yemeni islands in the mid-19th century. The estimated 2,000 Baha’i …

Three Weeks in a Houthi Prison

December 24, 2020
On May 15, 2015, I sat between two Yemeni officers in a police truck behind the Criminal Investigation Department in Sana’a. “You’ll be free in two ho…

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