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Lara Uhlenhaut is an editor with the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. She has lived and worked extensively in the Arab region including as Gender and Development Consultant with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Yemen and as Editor with the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) in Beirut. Lara holds an MA in Anthropology of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and a BA in English Literature from the University of Kent.

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Saudi-Houthi Talks Resume – The Yemen Review, August 2023

September 14, 2023
The strategic city of Marib saw an increase in fighting on several fronts. The Houthis have been reinforcing their positions in the area, which they attempted to seize in a massive and costly offensive two years ago. Should negotiations break down, Marib is seen as a likely area of renewed contestation due to its oil and gas resources. A new … Read more

Temperatures, Tensions Roil Government – The Yemen Review, June and July 2023

August 15, 2023
Summer has been dominated by rising tensions among the Saudi-led coalition, as competition between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates continues to undermine the internationally recognized government. The current phase of the rivalry is centered on Hadramawt, the vast eastern governorate bordering Saudi Arabia that has seen repeated bouts of … Read more

A Southern Reshuffle – The Yemen Review, May 2023

June 22, 2023
Political news in May was dominated by the reorganization and resurgence of the Southern Transitional Council (STC). Seemingly sidelined by the Saudi-Houthi talks and the Kingdom’s support of Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) chief Rashad al-Alimi, the Emirati-backed group extended its influence through the recruitment of powerful politicians, … Read more

Saudis Visit Sana’a as Warring Parties Conduct Prisoner Exchange – The Yemen Review, April 2023

May 15, 2023
Saudi-Houthi talks in Sana’a during Ramadan failed to produce a final agreement on a roadmap for final status peace talks and a permanent ceasefire. Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) leaders in Riyadh were left out of the loop although the Saudis continued to insist that the Houthis co-sign any deal with the internationally recognized … Read more

Saudi-Houthi Talks Move Toward Ceasefire – The Yemen Review, March 2023

April 14, 2023
Saudi-Houthi talks regained traction over the course of March, and the announcement of a ceasefire is expected as Riyadh looks to wind down its direct military involvement in Yemen. At month’s end, Presidential Leadership Council chief Rashad al-Alimi and his government were summoned to the Saudi capital to be briefed on the negotiations. Despite … Read more