• TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Hidden Motive Behind Saudi Intervention in Yemen
    Lina Khatib March 29, 2015 KPFK Background Briefing with Ian Masters

    Saudi Arabia is using the war against the Houthis to consolidate Saudi influence and control over Yemen, including the Port of Aden.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Vacuum of Leadership in the Middle East
    Marwan Muasher January 23, 2015 KPCC Airtalk

    The Arab world is facing a vacuum of leadership. It is a new era, one that still has unknown repercussions.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Attack by Yemen Insurgents Undermining the President Heralds Insecurity
    Farea Al-Muslimi, Laura Kasinof January 22, 2015 CBC Radio The Current

    The violence in Sanaa has pushed the Yemeni government to the brink, and what is happening inside will almost certainly reverberate across the globe.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    An Inside Look at Al Qaeda in Yemen
    Frederic Wehrey May 31, 2012 Fox News

    The struggle to root out al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula will require extensive Yemeni and U.S. cooperation, but it is ultimately a problem that the Yemenis must solve.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Amid Renewed Violence in Yemen, It's Unclear Who is in Charge
    Christopher Boucek September 19, 2011 Newshour

    Yemen continues to face political uncertainty and escalating violence, and it remains unclear who is in charge and what steps need to be taken to achieve a stable transition of power.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Power Struggle in Yemen
    Christopher Boucek June 13, 2011 Viewpoint with James Zogby

    In a negotiated settlement to the political crisis and power struggle occurring in Yemen, the youth protesters who first took to the streets are likely to be cut out of any final deal, which will be made by the political elites.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Yemen on the Edge
    Christopher Boucek June 11, 2011 CSPAN's Washington Journal

    As international attention remains focused on the protests calling for the removal of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s manifold economic problems threaten Yemen and the region.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Crisis in Yemen
    Christopher Boucek June 9, 2011 WHYY Radio

    While the political crisis in Yemen is important, the failure of the country's economy could be catastrophic, with potentially serious consequences on a regional and global scale.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Need for Real Reform in the Arab World
    Marwan Muasher June 5, 2011 ABC's This Week

    Rather than continuing with the reform rhetoric heard in many Arab countries, rulers who wish to remain in power must engage in serious, measurable, and inclusive efforts at real reform.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Political Turmoil in the North Africa and the Middle East
    Michele Dunne April 26, 2011 Diane Rehm Show

    As protests continue throughout the Middle East and North Africa, the international community is seeking to curb the increasing violence in Syria, continue military engagement in Libya, and convince Yemen’s President Saleh to step down.

  • Event
    Making Sense of Yemen’s Power Crisis
    Intissar Fakir, Nasser Arrabyee, Nadwa Aldawsari, Laura Kasinof February 10, 2015 Washington, DC

    Houthi advances in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a and the subsequent resignation of the president and his cabinet have thrown the country into chaos in recent weeks.

  • Event
    Roadmap to National Dialogue: What Can Syria Learn From Regional Experiences?
    Majid Almadhaji, Darine El Hage, Wesam Jalahej, Romy Nasr, Oussama Safa May 30, 2014 Beirut

    Across the Arab world, states are emerging scarred by conflicts and revolutions. These states are often in dire need of national reconciliation efforts.

  • Event
    Gulf Diplomacy in a Shifting Middle East: Continuity, Change, and Implications for the United States
    Frederic Wehrey, Abdullah Al Shayji, Gregory Gause, Mehran Kamrava, Fahad Nazer October 24, 2013 Washington, DC

    Recent and dramatic developments in the Middle East have presented new challenges to the foreign policies of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab states.

  • Event
    Salafis in Yemen: Caught in the Revolution?
    Laurent Bonnefoy, Ginny Hill, Marina Ottaway January 24, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    The Salafi movement in Yemen has historically been mostly apolitical, but the 2011 uprising has deeply transformed the Islamist camp.

  • Event
    Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf States
    May 19, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    Yemen's power structures are under great strain as the political elite struggles to adapt to nationwide demands for a more responsive and inclusive government. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states will play a critical role in Yemen's future.

  • Event
    John Brennan on U.S. Policy Toward Yemen
    John Brennan, Jessica Tuchman Mathews December 17, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    Under the Obama administration, the United States is increasingly committed to addressing the structural conditions that have undermined Yemen’s stability and rendered the country a haven for extremism.

  • Event
    Corruption in Yemen: Screening of Destructive Beast
    Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Christopher Boucek September 30, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    Corruption is the root cause of Yemen’s stagnated growth, wasting vital resources, time, and human capabilities. Combating corruption should be a central part of any strategy to reduce instability and improve the lives of Yemeni citizens.

  • Event
    Between Religion and Politics
    Nathan Brown, Amr Hamzawy, Marwan Muasher September 29, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    As Islamist movements in the Arab world become more politically active, they are struggling to pursue their moral and religious agenda while navigating daily political tussles. In the face of repressive regimes, they have achieved some popular support, but enjoyed few concrete successes.

  • Event
    The Rise of Anwar al-Awlaki
    Christopher Heffelfinger, Scott Shane, Christopher Boucek June 1, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    Radical cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki's powerful appeal to violent extremists, ties to al-Qaeda, and apparent inspirational role in the failed Christmas Day bombing and the Fort Hood shooting have made him a high priority target for the Obama administration.

  • Event
    Tribal Conflict and Resolution in Yemen
    Nadwa al-Dawsari, Nabeel Khoury, Christopher Boucek March 19, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    Since Yemen became a policy priority three months ago, there has been much discussion about the emergence of under-governed spaces in the country as host for Al-Qaeda. It is critical to understand how these alternatively governed areas function, deal with conflict, and how traditional methods of conflict resolution work.


Carnegie Experts on Yemen

  • Farea Al-Muslimi
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Al-Muslimi is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Yemeni and Gulf politics.

  • Lina Khatib
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly.

  • Maha Yahya
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Yahya is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.


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