Experts & Staff

Adam Baron

Visiting Fellow

Languages: English (native), Arabic (conversational)
Areas of Expertise: Yemen, Arabian peninsula, War on Terror

Adam Baron joined ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa Programme as a visiting fellow in October 2014. 

Adam was previously based Sanaa, Yemen, from 2011-2014 where he worked as a journalist, reporting for the Christian Science Monitor, the Economist and McClatchy newspapers. His commentary on Yemen has been featured in outlets including Foreign Policy, the National (UAE), al Jazeera English and the Nation (US), and he has provided commentary for radio and television outlets including CNN, NPR, al Jazeera English, the BBC, Monocle Radio and the CBC. 

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Adam received a BA in Arab Studies and Religion from Williams College and an MA in International Peace and Security from the Department of War Studies at Kings College London, studying Arabic at the American University in Cairo.

Latest from Adam Baron

  • ECFR Discussion: Mapping the Yemen conflict: 2 years on

    What has changed in Yemen since the Operation Storm? Which actors have emerged--or reemerged--to take advantage of the country's power vacuum?

    Adam Baron, Visiting Fellow, ECFR
    Awssan Kamal, Yemen humanitarian campaigns coordinator, Oxfam
    Elisabeth Kendall, Senior Research Fellow, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Oxford University
    Chaired by: Frank Gardner, BBC Security Correspondent

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    Yemen’s peace talks - end of the beginning or beginning of the end?

    After more than a year of war, representatives of Yemen's warring factions are now gathering to discuss a potential peace settlement. What are the odds that these talks can deliver meaningful progress, how can respective interests be secured and what is needed to prevent an unravelling? Mohamed Abulahoumm, founder and president of Yemen's Justice and Building Party, and Adam Baron, ECFR Visiting Fellow, discuss.

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    Yemen - what next?

    Mattia Toaldo, ECFR Policy Fellow, Adam Baron, Visiting Fellow at ECFR, Iona Craig, a British-Irish freelance journalist, and Nawal al-Maghafi, award-winning Yemeni-British journalist and filmmaker, discuss the potential trajectories of the crisis.

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    The regional and internal struggle for Yemen

    Adam Baron, Visiting Fellow at ECFR, Mina Al-Oraibi, Assistant Editor in Chief of the Asharq Alawsat newspaper, Nawal al-Maghafi, journalist at Al-Araby al-Jadeed TV, and Anthony Dworkin, ECFR Senior Policy Fellow, explore how the turmoil in Yemen will affect the region and what the chances of a political solution to an escalating conflict are.

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    The uncertain future of Yemen

    ECFR Senior Policy Fellow, Julien Barnes-Dacey, and Visiting Fellow, Adam Baron, discuss the recent developments in Yemen and take a look at where the situation is headed.

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    ECFR highlights: Solution Fishing in the Yemen

    The resignations of Yemeni president, Prime Minister and the country's cabinet has thrown Yemen's political transition into chaos. Adam Baron, ECFR Visiting Fellow, Abubakr Al-Shamahi, Journalist at Al-Araby al-Jadeed and Thanos Petouris, Yemen Researcher, discuss the challenges Yemen has to face.

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