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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

What Happens After Hadi?

April 15, 2020
It is usually a losing game to predict how many days or years an Arab leader has left in power — even those entering their 80s or 90s. Nevertheless, locally, regionally, and internationally, officials…

The Battle of Marib: Houthis Threaten Yemeni Government Stronghold

April 10, 2020
Following the fall of Al-Hazm, the capital of Al-Jawf governorate, to the armed Houthi movement at the end of February, all eyes have turned to neighboring Marib. The wealthiest governorate in the nor…

Taiz at the Intersection of the Yemen War

March 26, 2020
The wider Yemen war is made up of various individual conflicts and collaborations among local and regional actors, and there is no place where these intricacies intersect more than Taiz

Capture of Al-Hazm Positions Houthis Well, Militarily and Politically

March 4, 2020
The fall of Al-Jawf to the armed Houthi movement significantly changes the course of the war in Yemen, militarily clearing the Houthis’ path to move into oil-rich Marib governorate, as well as polit…

The Riyadh Agreement: Saudi Arabia Takes the Helm in Southern Yemen

November 5, 2019
The most important aspect of the Riyadh Agreement that was signed in the Saudi capital today between the internationally recognized Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) is tha…