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Maged Al-Madhaji

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.

Maged's latest contributions

Defeat in Shabwa Forces Islah to Reckon With New Political Reality

August 18, 2022
Long-running tensions in Shabwa devolved into heavy fighting in the governorate capital Ataq on August 8, pitting Islah-affiliated security forces against UAE-backed units. Back-and-forth fighting ove…

The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 6 | What is Oman doing in Yemen?

April 17, 2022
After Iran, Oman is the nation with the greatest influence over the Houthi movement. The Omani government has hosted Houthi officials since 2015, providing a degree of international cover and legitima…

Hadi Out, Presidential Council Takes Over

April 8, 2022
In the early hours of April 7, Yemen witnessed a dramatic political change as President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi dismissed Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar and then signed over the executive authorit…

What is Muscat Doing in Yemen?

June 14, 2021
By Maged Al-Madhaji An Omani Royal Air Force aircraft landed in Sana’a on June 5. On the plane was a delegation from the Omani Royal Office, along with a number of Houthi officials, including the mov…

Yemen’s West Coast: A look into politics, society and war along the Red Sea

May 24, 2021
The Road to Mokha Arriving in Aden in early April, a week before the holy month of Ramadan began, the first thing that struck me was the general feeling of worry. A second wave of coronavirus was gri…