Yemen’s Civil War: Issues of Rhetoric and Reality – Online Seminar

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A narrative of sectarian, proxy war has dominated portrayal of Yemen’s Civil War. This discussion will focus on the repercussions of such rhetoric, specifically the local grievances side-lined by this narrative and the terror implications of increased sectarianism in Yemen.

Guests:

Maysaa Shuja Al-Deen: Maysaa is a Yemeni researcher and a non-resident fellow at the Sana’a Centre for Strategic Studies. As a writer herself for various media outlets, such as Al-Monitor, Jadaliyya and Assafir al Araby, she will lend key insight into issues of global narratives and the accountability of the international community.

Dr. Seyed Ali Alavi: Dr. Alavi is exceptionally placed to discuss the nature of Iranian involvement in the Houthi cause, and the Republic’s foreign policy aims in Yemen. His single-authored book ‘Iran and Palestine, Past, Present, Future’ was published by Routledge in 2019 and he is currently a senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS.

Dr. Abdo Albahesh: Dr. Albahesh has extensive experience as an associated professor, writer and commentator on Yemeni affairs. He is engaged closely with those issues at the very heart of the Yemeni conflict, having followed the conflict closely from its inception and as a regular analyst of the war’s developments.

Molly Daunt: Molly is an Associate Researcher for the Tactics Institute. Following a fellowship at Princeton, in which she conducted critical discourse analysis of the Yemeni Civil War, she is currently working with the Institute to shed further light on the repercussions of a sectarian narrative in Yemen.

 

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