The War in Yemen: prospects for peace?

A Lunch Discussion on Yemen's role in the current Gulf crisis


Raiman Al-Hamdani, Consultant at DeepRoot Consulting.  

Helen Lackner, Independent researcher. 

Chaired by

Ellie Geranmayeh, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at ECFR.  

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) will host a Lunch Discussion analysing Yemen's role in the current Gulf crisis and how recent regional developments will have an impact on the UN-coordinated peace process.

Almost a year after the widely praised UN-sponsored Stockholm Agreement, peace appears no nearer. The UAE’s military disengagement from Yemen has left Saudi Arabia in sole charge of the war at a time when finding an appropriate response to the September attacks on ARAMCO remains its priority.

Within Yemen itself, the focus has been on the summer’s developments in the South, and Saudi attempts to solve the impasse created by southern separatist takeover of Aden, revealing serious differences between the two main members of the Saudi-led coalition.