European states should now increase conditional engagement with the Houthis, looking to widen political and humanitarian space on the ground
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 ARK Group and the Yemen Polling Center. Hamdani’s academic and professional work is orientated around issues of security and development in the Middle East and North Africa. Hamdani has volunteered at schools for disabled children, worked in camps for internally displaced persons, and represented Yemen at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. He holds an MA in international security from the American University in Cairo and an MA in development from SOAS University of London.
The European Union should continue to support development and state-building in Yemen and develop platforms on which southerners can achieve self-determination