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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.

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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 councils represent official governance and the Yemeni … Read more

The Essential Role of Local Governance in Yemen

September 10, 2016
Yemen’s local councils are responsible for the day-to-day provision of basic public services to 26 million Yemenis and are amongst the most crucial institutions of governance in the … Read more

How Yemen’s post-2011 transitional phase ended in war

The Gulf Cooperation Council and the international community brought together Yemen’s various political power brokers in 2011 to help end the crisis the country had entered following the so-called … Read more