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Ned Whalley

Ned Whalley is an editor and analyst at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. He has degrees in History from Yale University, and in Conflict Management and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He has been published in Nationalities Papers, The Daily Star, and Now Lebanon among other outlets.

Whalley's latest contributions

Houthis Target Israel Amid Gaza Conflict – The Yemen Review, September and October 2023

November 20, 2023
The Houthi group () claimed responsibility for a series of attempted missile and drone strikes on Israel. The Houthis have threatened to keep up the attacks as long as the Israeli military operation in Gaza continues. Four projectiles were intercepted by a US warship in the Red Sea, where the group has expanded its operations, and it could … Read more

Saudi-Houthi Talks Resume – The Yemen Review, August 2023

September 14, 2023
The strategic city of Marib saw an increase in fighting on several fronts. The Houthis have been reinforcing their positions in the area, which they attempted to seize in a massive and costly offensive two years ago. Should negotiations break down, Marib is seen as a likely area of renewed contestation due to its oil and gas resources. A new … Read more

Temperatures, Tensions Roil Government – The Yemen Review, June and July 2023

August 15, 2023
Summer has been dominated by rising tensions among the Saudi-led coalition, as competition between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates continues to undermine the internationally recognized government. The current phase of the rivalry is centered on Hadramawt, the vast eastern governorate bordering Saudi Arabia that has seen repeated bouts of … Read more

A Southern Reshuffle – The Yemen Review, May 2023

June 22, 2023
Political news in May was dominated by the reorganization and resurgence of the Southern Transitional Council (STC). Seemingly sidelined by the Saudi-Houthi talks and the Kingdom’s support of Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) chief Rashad al-Alimi, the Emirati-backed group extended its influence through the recruitment of powerful politicians, … Read more

Saudis Visit Sana’a as Warring Parties Conduct Prisoner Exchange – The Yemen Review, April 2023

May 15, 2023
Saudi-Houthi talks in Sana’a during Ramadan failed to produce a final agreement on a roadmap for final status peace talks and a permanent ceasefire. Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) leaders in Riyadh were left out of the loop although the Saudis continued to insist that the Houthis co-sign any deal with the internationally recognized … Read more