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Salah Ali Salah

Salah Ali Salah is a researcher and writer at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. His work focuses on the relational dynamics between local actors and how they shape the Yemeni political landscape. Prior to joining the Center, Salah was the Director General of the Monitoring and Technical Inspection Unit at the Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption. He is active in public and civil society life in Yemen and has been engaged in local conflict mediations that have led to the release of a number of political prisoners.

Salah's latest contributions

The War on Yemen’s Roads

January 16, 2023
Yemen’s limited network of paved highways in the densely-populated western third of the country has been battered and weaponized during eight years of war. At least 100 bridges and approximately … Read more

The Ismaili Minority: Between Oppression and Integration

October 18, 2022
Ismailis are the second biggest Shia community worldwide after the Twelver Shia, but while in Yemen they are outnumbered by both Sunnis and Zaidi Shia they have deep historical roots in the country … Read more

How Outsiders Fighting for Marib are Reshaping the Governorate

November 4, 2021
Marib governorate has emerged as a pivotal battleground between the armed Houthi movement on one hand, and the internationally recognized government and their respective allies on the other. The … Read more

Improving Relations Between Central State Institutions and Local Authorities

September 30, 2021
The findings of this paper broadly reflect governance trends witnessed in various parts of Yemen during the war. In Houthi-controlled areas, the central government in Sana’a has restricted the … Read more

UN-Backed Prisoner Swap Negotiations in Yemen Locked in Stalemate

June 7, 2021
The latest round of United Nations-backed prisoner exchange negotiations, which took place in late January through mid-February in Amman between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and de … Read more