Articles on Yemen

Out of Stockholm: Diplomacy and de-escalation in Yemen (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 15 January 2019

More than three years after a Saudi-led military coalition and its Yemeni allies captured Aden, the city remains shrouded in the marks of war

The road to Uppsala: Opportunity and urgency in Yemen (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 11 December 2018

This past weekend, the first steps toward political dialogue in Yemen took place in Sweden; but with a large part of the country on the brink of famine, a sense of urgency remains

Hudayda’s collapsing stalemate: A new act in the Yemen war (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 14 November 2018

Stockholm is set to host peace talks later this month to end the war in Yemen, but those may now be postponed due to a new outbreak of violence in the country 

Yemen’s diplomatic discord (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 12 September 2018

After the collapse of planned consultations in Geneva, a new round of formal peace talks seems unlikely before the end of the year.

Hudayda on the brink: A turning point in Yemen’s war? (Commentary)

James Firebrace - 15 August 2018

The Yemeni port of Hudayda must be protected, or the war will spill outside of the country's borders

Port in a Decisive Storm: The battle for Hudayda (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 21 June 2018

As the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen fights to take control of Hudayda, the city's future remains clouded

The Importance of Being Envoy: Advice to the new UN Representative to Yemen (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 11 April 2018

Martin Griffiths has an opportunity to serve as a bridge between international and regional actors and to benefit from European diplomatic initiatives.

Saleh’s dramatic death returns Yemen to the spotlight (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 05 December 2017

The former president’s death makes diplomatic engagement all the more difficult, but also underlines the folly of leaving Yemen on the backburner.

Not only a pawn in their game (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 16 November 2017

The war in Yemen has its own domestic logic, independent of the Saudi-Iranian ‘cold war’.

Local actors hold key to de-escalation in Yemen (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 30 August 2017

Engagement with power brokers in Marib, Mukalla, Taiz and Aden is key to avoid mistakes of Sanaa-centric post-2011 transitional process.