Socotra: Trapped between Environmental Emergency and Geopolitics 

by Nicolas Dunais Listed as both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve since 2008, the island of Socotra is considered a living laboratory by scientists and has awed the few travellers who have made it… Continue Reading  

Politics by Other Means, Yemeni Style

by James Spencer A widespread depiction of the latest conflict in Yemen as a Sa’udi-Iranian proxy war is simplistic and misleading. In reality the conflict is complex and multi-factional. It is also predominantly domestic in origin and nature. State-sponsored disinformation… Continue Reading  

The U.S.-Iran Off Ramp Goes Through Yemen

by Kevin L. Schwartz If both the United States and Iran wish to escape the cycle of provocation and escalation in which they currently find themselves, they should begin by ending their involvement in the war they are already fighting… Continue Reading  

To End the War in Yemen, Saudi Arabia Must Put Aside Hubris and Revive Tribal Patronage

by Nicolas Dunais  Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen, recently published an op-ed in the New York Times, rightfully calling for an end to the Yemen war before it expands into a broader regional conflagration. The guidelines he… Continue Reading  

A Destructive Civil War Lurks in Yemen’s South

by Khalid Al-Karimi The armed conflict between the Yemeni government and southern Yemeni secessionists has gone dormant in recent days, but it threatens to explode again at any time. The infighting between the nominal allies is likely to persist in… Continue Reading