Europe and the United States have an opportunity to mount a major diplomatic effort that could halt the fighting and lead the way to political talks
Areas of expertise
MENA, Horn of Africa, local actors, security and development
English, Arabic, conversational Dutch
Raiman al-Hamdani is a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and a researcher for the Yemen Policy Center and ARK Group. Hamdani’s research and professional work is orientated around issues of security, stabilisation and development in the Middle East and North Africa. He has volunteered at schools for disabled children, worked in camps for internally displaced persons, and represented Yemen at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Hamdani holds an MA in international security from the American University in Cairo and an MSc in development from SOAS University of London.
European states should now increase conditional engagement with the Houthis, looking to widen political and humanitarian space on the ground
The European Union should continue to support development and state-building in Yemen and develop platforms on which southerners can achieve self-determination