All Blog Posts Tagged 'Yemen' (41)

Iranian Arab soccer pitch emerges as flashpoint in Saudi-Iranian proxy war

By James M. Dorsey

A soccer pitch in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, home to Iran’s Arab minority, has emerged as a flashpoint of anti-government protest at a time of rising Arab-Iranian tensions over the status of Shiite Muslim minorities in the Arab world, the crisis in Yemen, and the outlines of a multilateral agreement that would curb Iran’s nuclear program and return the Islamic republic to the fold of the international community.

Soccer fans clashed with security forces last…

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Added by James M Dorsey on April 6, 2015 at 7:20am — No Comments

Gulf Alliances: Regional States Hedge Their Bets

By James M. Dorsey

The current Saudi-led intervention in Yemen designed to prevent Iranian-backed forces

from gaining power symbolises the Gulf’s new assertiveness. This is unfolding as the various

Gulf states seek to hedge their bets with different strategies that complement rather than

replace the regional US security umbrella.



Qatar this month signed a military agreement with Turkey which gives the two parties the

right to deploy…

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Added by James M Dorsey on March 31, 2015 at 4:05am — No Comments

Battlefield Yemen - Democracies In Action

“If there the offensive develops to be a ground invasion, the Yemenis will prove that their country is the invaders’ graveyard,” (Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi)

On Wednesday (25 Mar. 2015), Saudi Arabia announced a launch of a military operation against the Houthis, who currently control large parts of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa.…

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Added by Ari Rusila on March 29, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

UAE embarks on global campaign to market its brand of autocracy

By James M. Dorsey

The United Arab Emirates has embarked on an all-out effort to broaden its regional influence and achieve global acceptance of its autocratic definition of terrorism that encompasses all non-violent, legitimate expressions of political Islam.

The effort competes head on with Qatar’s pro-Islamist approach to soft power. It involves participation in the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, an aggressive media strategy that included…

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Added by James M Dorsey on February 11, 2015 at 6:53am — No Comments

Living in the Moment in Yemen: An interview with Partners Yemen Director, May Nasr

By Partners Blog Editor on January 30, 2015

 

Within the past few weeks our media feeds have been consumed with the chaotic political events taking place in Yemen. Concerned with the well being of our friends and colleagues at Partners Yemen, the Partners for Democratic Change International (PDCI) network has been…

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Added by Elvira Felix on February 2, 2015 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

Job at Saferworld: Yemen Programme Development Manager

Saferworld is an international non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security.  We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. 

 

We are looking for a Programme Development Manager who will support the Yemen team in the…

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Added by Marie Aziz on August 20, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

Consultancy: Call for Expressions of Interest for the MID-TERM REVIEW of Saferworld's Community Security Programme in Bangladesh, South Sudan and Yemen

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the development of local capacities and structures.

In 2012 Saferworld began a four-year, multi-country programme…

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Added by Marie Aziz on April 29, 2014 at 4:59am — No Comments

Strengthening Women’s Influence in Transition: Beyond Skills and 'Accountability'

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By Osama Gharizi

Programs to strengthen the role of…

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Added by Viola Gienger on January 7, 2014 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Conflict transformation in Kenya

Dear All,

 
TransConflict is pleased to present a variety of insights into conflict and conflict transformation in Kenya:
 
Kenya – mitigating, managing and transforming conflict - by Roselyn Mungai - The challenge facing peacebuilders is not how to eradicate conflict, but how to mitigate, manage and…
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Added by TransConflict on July 17, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Why Noblesse Oblige Isn’t Enough

Elizabeth Barrett

United States

On any given day, new people are born into varied circumstances all around the world. They may arrive into a poor family in Yemen or a wealthy one in Manhattan - through no intention of their own.”

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Bay Area writer Michael Lewis’s recent Princeton commencement address has…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 26, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

My new article published today: Focus on Al Qaeda in Yemen Magnifies Chronic Instability

Focus on Al Qaeda in Yemen Magnifies Chronic Instability

Ibrahim Sharqieh

Apr 25, 2012

 

http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/focus-on-al-qaeda-in-yemen-magnifies-chronic-instability#full

In a recent conversation, the White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan and…

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Added by Ibrahim Sharqieh on April 24, 2012 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

My new article in The National: From protests to politics, a new way forward for Yemen

From protests to politics, a new way forward for Yemen

Ibrahim Sharqieh

Mar 16, 2012

 

The Yemeni people have reason to celebrate. They managed to keep their 12-month uprising largely peaceful, held successful and transparent presidential elections and ultimately put an end to the country's autocracy. Though it is still too…

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Added by Ibrahim Sharqieh on March 15, 2012 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... March 2nd-March 9th, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 11, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 24th-March 2nd, 2012.

  • At least 28 people were reportedly killed in clashes on Saturday between government troops and opposition forces in Syria as the Red Cross continued efforts to evacuate civilians from the city of Homs; while at least 89 people were reportedly killed nationwide. On Sunday, the ICRC said that…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 2, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 17th-24th, 2012.

  • China announced on Friday that it had yet to receive a formal invitation to a meeting of international powers in Tunis next week to discuss the crisis in Syria; the government reportedly blocked a premiere live stream website, Bambuser, that has been used by dissidents to…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 26, 2012 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 10th-17th, 2012.

  • A new report in the Atlantic this week suggests that a barely perceptible shift occurred in recent months that make the possibility of Israel attacking Iran’s nuclear sites more possible, as the benefits outweigh the costs. NBC reported last week…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 18, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 2nd-10th, 2012.

  • Human Rights Watch alleged that authorities in Iran are intimidating and arresting relatives and friends of Persian-language journalists working abroad on Friday; while American spy chiefs told Congress that they believed Iran’s leaders are now more willing to attack the US in…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 12, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... January 25th-February 3rd, 2012.

  • The Guardian ran a special report on the mistreatment of Palestinian children locked in Israel’s military justice system; allegations that many vehemently denied. Last Wednesday, an Israeli military court ordered Hamas MP Aziz Dweik, the speaker of…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 4, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... December 16th-23rd, 2011.

  • On Saturday, the Sunni-backed bloc suspended its participation in Iraq’s Parliament after accusing PM al-Maliki’s Shi’ite led government of concentrating power. On Sunday, the last of the US combat troops in Iraq crossed the border into Kuwait after nearly nine years of war, and…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 23, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... December 10th-17th, 2011.

  • The Atlantic published an article highlighting the 10 biggest Middle East Stories of 2011.
  • American Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich again spoke out against Palestine this week,…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 17, 2011 at 9:03pm — No Comments

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