Summary: with the Saudis and the Houthis continuing to negotiate directly on a peace deal, little thought has been given to the negative implications of such a bilateral agreement for the people of Yemen.
Summary: UN resolution 2624 offers some solutions but poses many challenges to bringing an end to the seemingly intractable war in Yemen.
Summary: with a new UN envoy in place and the Saudis and the Iranians talking, there is some hope that stalled peace talks can move forward even as the situation on the ground continues to deteriorate.
Summary: on 5 September, Hans Grundberg, the new UN Special Envoy for Yemen will take up his post, after a two-month gap since his predecessor left to become UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. So what is the state of affairs facing him? What are his prospects of success where his three predecessors failed?
Summary: Yemen’s women bear the brunt of the ongoing war yet are granted only token representation and are largely ignored in UN peace efforts, while being exploited and abused by the various Yemeni factions fighting for dominance.
Summary: as the US continues to pivot away from the Gulf and the wider Middle East and Iran remains a significant regional threat the GCC, approaching its 40th anniversary, sees strategic sense in patching up differences.
Summary: the Biden administration offers some hope that Yemen’s long running war may be steered on a path towards peace but as the suffering of the Yemeni people continues huge obstacles remain in place.
Summary: as 2020 draws to a close, there is a flicker of hope that a just-announced unity government and the Biden presidency may signal the beginning of the end of a brutal war that has raged for nearly six years.
Summary: Nearly one year on from the Riyadh Agreement Saudi efforts to bring the Hadi government and the separatist STC together as a step toward peace are mired in political and military conflict.
Summary: war weariness and growing Saudi frustration may finally drive Yemen’s many warring factions onto a path toward peace.