Analysis Main Publications News The Yemen Review Publications Index
Osamah Al Rawhani

Sana’a Center Co-Executive Director for Policy and Partnerships and the former Deputy Executive Director (2017-2023). Al-Rawhani is a regular commentator on Yemeni affairs for Arabic and English media. He is a Chevening alumnus and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the School of Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.

Osamah's latest contributions

Made in KSA: The Risks of an Imposed Presidential Council

May 3, 2022
Since President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi stepped aside in early April, the overwhelming consensus among Yemenis has been “good riddance.” Replacing Hadi with a presidential council was doubtless the … Read more

Redefining What Peace in Yemen Means and How to Achieve it

July 16, 2021
Yemenis are losing hope that the warring parties are capable of reaching a peace agreement that can pave the way for a new political transition process. Since the signing of the Stockholm Agreement … Read more

Houthi Coronavirus Coverup Unleashes Death, Suffering as Yemen Marks Eid

May 22, 2020
The COVID-19 virus is rapidly spreading in northern Yemen and the response of Houthi authorities – to publicly deny this reality and silence those who contradict them – has ensured vastly more … Read more

Transitional Government in Post-Conflict Yemen

August 5, 2019
This policy brief offers recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of governance in post-conflict Yemen – whatever the composition or structure of the government. It presents three case studies … Read more

The Need to Build State Legitimacy in Yemen

September 30, 2018
The ongoing conflict in Yemen has severely strained state legitimacy in the country. Legitimacy, a key component of state sovereignty, reflects a “social contract” between the state and the people it … Read more