Maged Al-Madhaji

About Maged

Maged Al-Madhaji is executive director and a co-founder of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies.

Al-Madhaji’s research and commentary on Yemen have been published by various academic platforms, including the London School of Economics and the Arab Reform Initiative, and he is a regular commentator on Yemeni affairs for Arabic media.

In 2012 he was appointed to the Preparatory Committee for Yemen’s Conference of National Dialogue, before resigning later the same year in protest of the committee’s exclusionary policies.

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A View From the Ground: Will the Battle for Marib Determine Yemen’s Fate?

The Road to Marib Fighting on the outskirts of the city of Marib escalated once again in February as Houthi forces launched a renewed offensive to se…

Trump’s Endgame: Weighing a Houthi FTO Designation

As US President Donald Trump’s administration winds down, reports have emerged that Washington is once again considering the idea of designating the a…

Marib’s Tribes Hold the Line Against the Houthi Assault

The future of the war in Yemen will be determined in Marib. The Yemeni government’s control over the governorate, one of its last major centers of pow…

Al-Bayda Governorate: Too Strategic to be Forgotten

Al-Bayda is often forgotten. It is a vast area of Yemen where little is visible other than poverty and powerlessness, which have worsened during the w…

STC Declaration of Self-Rule in Southern Yemen Airs Sour Relations with Riyadh

In the early hours of April 26, the Southern Transitional Council (STC), citing a conspiracy against the southern cause, declared self-governance and …

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