Susan Sevareid is the Senior Editor at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. Prior to joining the Sana’a Center, Susan worked as a Middle East correspondent and editor for The Associated Press news agency based out of Cairo, New York and Minnesota for almost 15 years. She covered politics, business and human interest stories for AP throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
Susan has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Minnesota with emphasis in international relations and journalism.
Susan's latest contributions
Houthis Target Southern Ports – The Yemen Review, October 2022
The UN-backed truce between the Houthi movement and the internationally recognized government was allowed to expire on October 2. Efforts to secure its further extension failed following a last-minute demand by Houthi negotiators to add military and security personnel to a payroll of public sector employees. The breakdown of the talks was followed … Read more
Truce Expires as Internal Divisions Deepen – The Yemen Review, September 2022
The truce between the internationally recognized government and the armed Houthi movement, in place since April, was allowed to expire without renewal on October 2. The UN-facilitated agreement engineered the longest period of relative peace of the war. September saw intensive negotiations to extend and expand the truce, and optimism was high … Read more
Showdown in Shabwa Shakes Government – The Yemen Review, August 2022
Long-running tensions between the Islamist Islah party and UAE-backed groups in Shabwa erupted into open conflict in August, with the Giants Brigades and STC-aligned Shabwa Defense forces driving Islah-aligned military and security forces from the governorate. The expulsion of Islah from Shabwa and the STC’s subsequent takeover of much of … Read more
Government Instability Overshadows Truce – The Yemen Review, July 2022
Long-running tensions between the Islamist Islah party and the Southern Transitional Council boiled over in Shabwa in July, as political disputes over security posts devolved into clashes between their affiliated forces. Government efforts to assuage the parties were unsuccessful, setting the stage for a battle over the capital, Ataq city, in … Read more
Taiz Siege Continues as Talks Face Roadblocks – The Yemen Review, June 2022
A truce between the internationally recognized Yemeni government and the armed Houthi movement was extended on June 2 and has largely held, despite intermittent violence and unresolved issues from the original agreement. While the truce has succeeded in limiting violence and facilitated the reopening of Sana’a airport, negotiations over the … Read more
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