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Hussam Radman

Hussam Radman is a researcher fellow with the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. His research focuses on Yemen’s Southern Movement and militant Islamist groups, such as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Islamic State group, and armed Salafist factions. He is also a correspondent for Dubai TV and has previously worked for the newspapers Al-Sharea in Yemen and Egypt’s Al-Ahram.

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Leadership from Iran: How Al-Qaeda in Yemen Fell Under the Sway of Saif al-Adel

February 28, 2023
When Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a US drone strike in Afghanistan last July it had only limited impact for the group’s Middle East branches in North Africa, Yemen, and Somalia. … Read more

Local Deadlock and Regional Understandings: Analyzing the Houthi-Saudi and Islah-UAE Talks

December 16, 2022
Early 2022 saw rekindled hopes for progress toward resolving the war in Yemen with the UN-sponsored truce between the internationally recognized government and the Houthi movement, and the formation … Read more

STC Talks with Baoum Could Shift Alliances in Southern Yemen

October 13, 2022
Hassan Baoum’s calls for independence, first for Yemen and later for southern Yemen, date to the early 1960s, at times landing him in jail or exile. His 2017 demand that Arab coalition countries … Read more

Al-Zawahiri’s Death and the End of Bin Laden’s Legacy

August 12, 2022
Osama bin Laden had always admired his loyal soldiers in Yemen. In particular, he respected his secretary from the Afghan jihad years, whom he viewed as his spiritual successor, Nasser al-Wuhayshi. … Read more

What the New Ruling Council Means for the South

May 3, 2022
Leaders of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) entered the Yemen peace consultations in Riyadh last month optimistic and prepared to effect a structural change in the Yemeni presidency. The STC … Read more