Yemen: Charting A Response To State Fragmentation


  • Adam Baron, visiting fellow with ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa Programme
  • Alia Eshaq, political analyst and project manager at the Berghof Foundation
  • Sanaa Mubaraq, Southern Yemeni writer, feminist, and political activist
  • Farea Al-Muslimi, chairman and co-founder of Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies
  • Amal Nasser, non-resident economist at the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies
  • Mustapha Noman, Yemeni writer and politician

Chaired by

Ruth Citrin, Director of ECFR's Middle East and North Africa Programme

The civil war in Yemen has left the state in tatters and the country fragmented, illustrated most clearly in renewed calls for secession among southern Yemenis.  Prospects for resolving the conflict will hinge on addressing the varied political and economic dynamics across the country, with an eye toward facilitating local governance and stabilisation.

Please join the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Sanaa Center for Strategic
Studies (SCSS) to examine the evolving political and economic realities in Yemen, including the emergence of alternative governance and institutional structures.  Discussion will focus on ways to enhance European and German engagement at the local and provincial levels, to help sustain Yemenis through the conflict and facilitate de-escalation and dialogue.