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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.

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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 neighb…

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 i…

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…

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 …

Local Governance in Yemen Amid Conflict and Instability

July 29, 2018
Local councils are among Yemen’s most important state institutions. Responsible for providing basic public services to millions of Yemenis, local coun…

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