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Farea Al-Muslimi

Farea Al-Muslimi is the chairman and co-founder of Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies. He is also an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. He previously worked for the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. as a visiting scholar where he covered Yemen and Gulf.

In August 2016, UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon appointed Al-Muslimi to the Advisory Group of Experts for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, a study mandated by Security Council resolution 2250 to examine the positive contribution of youth to peace processes and conflict resolution and effective responses at local, national, regional and international levels.

Al-Muslimi’s writings and analysis on Yemen and the wider region have been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New York Times, The National, The Independent, The Guardian, Al-Hayyat, Assafir Arabi, Al-Monitor, and many other publications.

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The Iran Nuclear Deal and Yemen’s War: An Opportunity for EU Statecraft

November 18, 2018
As the foreign military intervention in Yemen approaches its fourth year, world events have come together to create a rare window of opportuni…

What Does the New Head of the Internationally Recognized Government Mean for Yemen?

November 4, 2018
Days ago, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi sworn in Maeen Abdul Malik as his new prime minister, making him the latest member of the governmen…

Iran’s Role in Yemen Exaggerated, but Destructive

May 29, 2017
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and ten other countries have been conducting a bloody airstrike campaign against the Houthi rebel forces in Yemen. The …

The Limits of US Military Power in Yemen: Why Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula continues to thrive

March 27, 2017
  Similar to US counterterrorism efforts in Yemen under President Barack Obama, the newly minted White House administration of Donald Trump …

Yemen Without a Functioning Central Bank: The Loss of Basic Economic Stabilization and Accelerating Famine

November 2, 2016
The Yemeni government’s decision in September to relocate the central bank and replace its governor has left the country without an institution …

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