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Maged Al-Madhaji

Co-Founder of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and its former Executive Director (2014-2022). One of Yemen’s most prominent political and human rights activists, Al-Madhaji’s research and writing on Yemen is regularly published by the Sana’a Center and other media outlets and academic platforms. He is a commentator on Yemeni affairs for Arabic media.

Maged's latest contributions

Changing of the Guard – The Yemen Review, April 2022

May 3, 2022
The surprise resignation of long-serving President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the appointment of a new Presidential Leadership Council heralded a busy month of political and economic developments in … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more