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Farea Al-Muslimi

Farea Al-Muslimi is a research fellow at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) focusing on Yemen and the wider Gulf region. He is also the co-founder and former chairperson of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies (2014-2022). He tweets at @almuslimi

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

March 3, 2016
After 15 years of US efforts to combat terror and achieve stability in Yemen, a new study by Saferworld concludes that these efforts—as in the cases of Afghanistan andSomalia—have badly backfired. … Read more

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 rush to clean up streets and restore normalcy? Why … Read more

Yemen’s economic collapse and impending famine: The necessary immediate steps to avoid worst-case scenarios

This policy paper, published by the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, aims to provide a reading of Yemen’s current economic situation. It offers … Read more

The Roles of Regional Actors in Yemen and Opportunities for Peace

On the dawn of March 26th, 2015, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched Operation Decisive Storm, an internationally backed military campaign against the Houthis, a Zaidi Shi’a led rebel group, and … Read more