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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.

Farea's latest contributions

The politics driving Yemen’s rising sectarianism

May 30, 2016
And Adam Baron  The current armed conflict in Yemen began, essentially, as a domestic struggle for power between political and tribal factions.…

How US counterterror strategy has crashed and burned in Yemen – and what to try instead

March 3, 2016
And Larry Attree After 15 years of US efforts to combat terror and achieve stability in Yemen, a new study by Saferworld concludes that these effor…

Geography of War and Agriculture in Yemen

January 8, 2016
Why is war a more common occurrence in some parts of Yemen than in others? Why do cities like Aden recover quickly from wars? And why do their youth r…

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