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The Yemen Conflict in Perspective: Geopolitical and Humanitarian Challenges

  • The Middle East Institute 1319 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Yemen is gripped by clashes between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces, interference by regional actors, and a failure to complete the political transition following the 2011 uprisings against then-President Ali Abdullah Saleh. This instability has created an opening for the militants of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and a devastating humanitarian impact.

How can international engagement take into account the domestic and geopolitical forces at work, secure a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and combat the extremist threat? What are the challenges faced by humanitarian aid organizations that operate in Yemen, and how can the international community confront the coming challenge of reconstruction and repair of the damaged country?

The Middle East Institute is hosting a half-day conference, which will examine the regional dynamics surrounding the conflict and the economic situation inside Yemen.

Event Details

  • Date: March 31, 2017

  • When: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Where: The Middle East Institute