yemen

  • Two-Day Intellectuals Conference kicks off in Mukalla

    Mukalla, Yemen – The Sana’a Center launched today its two-day Intellectuals Conference in the city of Mukalla in the Hadramout governorate with the participation of a number of intellectuals, political activists, and journalists with the aim to create a safe space for these groups to discuss the way forward towards peace. Representatives from the UN…

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  • Yemen Peace Forum Mukalla Workshops Conclude

    Mukalla, Yemen – The Yemen Peace Forum (YPF) concluded its four-day event which brought together a select group of Yemeni youth and civil society actors with the aim to amplify their voices by creating a parallel process for their views and insights to be channeled into Yemen’s peace negotiations. The YPF is a Track II…

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  • Redefining What Peace in Yemen Means and How to Achieve it

    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 in late 2018, the United Nations special envoy has failed to convince representatives of the warring parties to meet face-to-face and agree…

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  • The View from Iran after Raisi’s Election

    Early this year, months before Iran held its presidential elections, significant security talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia were held in Baghdad. Security and military officials from both countries reportedly met at least three times. Little is known about the actual substance of the talks, other than that they involved Yemen-related affairs. But the composition…

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  • Director of the Office of the President of Yemen: We are ready for direct negotiations with the Houthis

    Director of the Office of the President of Yemen, Abdullah Al-Alimi, said during the Yemen Media Call – a media briefing session organized by the Sana’a Center– that Yemen’s internationally recognized government was ready to go into direct negotiations with the armed Houthi movement, adding that it was also in favor of reopening Sana’a airport…

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  • The Sana’a Center concludes a series of meetings with Yemeni political parties discussing the peace process

    On February 1, 2021, the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) concluded a series of meetings with several Yemeni political parties during which they shared their visions of the peace negotiations and explored possible ways to end the six-year conflict in Yemen. Sponsored by the EU and held in Istanbul, the…

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  • Tribal leaders envision paths out of Yemen’s conflict

    A group of prominent tribal leaders from Yemen convened in Istanbul on January 20th and January 21st to discuss the role of tribes in local and national de-escalation and peacemaking to bring an end to the war in Yemen. Sheikhs and tribal women from key governorates identified recommendations for UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin…

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  • Yemeni Prime Minister speaks to international media as part of the Yemen Media Call program

    Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdelmalek Saeed said on Friday that missiles that struck a runway at Aden international airport December 30, 2020, were an attempt by the armed Houthi movement to target the airplane carrying members of the new government that had just landed. The prime minister’s remarks came as part of a Yemen Media…

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  • Iran’s Role in Yemen Exaggerated, but Destructive

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and ten other countries have been conducting a bloody airstrike campaign against the Houthi rebel forces in Yemen. The campaign, meant to counter what Saudis call the “Iranian Threat” in the Arabian Peninsula, had received limited support from the Obama Administration, but Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners are now operating with a freer hand from the Trump White House.

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  • Yemen at the UN – April 2017 Review

    In April, the Saudi-led military coalition’s proposed assault on the rebel-held Red Sea port of Hudaydah, and the likely humanitarian catastrophe it would precipitate, was again the focus of most international policy discussions regarding Yemen. By month’s end, however, widespread opposition to the operation within the US, at the UN, within the humanitarian community and elsewhere appeared to gain purchase with both the Saudi-led coalition and American policy makers contemplating United States military support for the action, with these latter…

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