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Maysaa Shuja Al-Deen

Maysaa Shuja al-Deen is a senior researcher at Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. Her writing and analyses have been featured in many media outlets such as Jadaliyya, Assafir al Araby, al Araby al Jadeed, and Al-Monitor.

Shuja Al-deen holds a master’s degree in Islamic Studies from the American University in Cairo. The focus of her thesis was the Radicalization of Zaydism.

Maysaa'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 9 | Minority Communities in Yemen, Part Two: Ba’hais

April 17, 2022
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The Ba’hai faith is one of the world’s youngest major religions, emerging from the cultural and philosophical context of Shia Islam in 19th century Persia. Adherents reached the Yemeni islands 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

The Pitfall of Choosing a President Who is Not Meant to Lead

March 16, 2022
Ten years have passed since the transfer of power from former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, after 33 years, to his vice president, Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who remained silently in the shadows for 18 … Read more

When Giants Strike – The Yemen Review, January & February 2022

March 15, 2022
The Houthi threat to Marib that dominated 2021 set in motion a shift in strategy by Saudi Arabia that restored the vanguard role to the United Arab Emirates and its allied Yemeni forces. The turning … Read more