Languages: English (native), Arabic (conversational)
Areas of Expertise: Yemen, Arabian peninsula, War on Terror
Adam Baron is a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. His topics of focus include Yemen, the Arabian Peninsula, and the War on Terror.
Baron was based Sanaa, Yemen from 2011-2014, where he worked as a journalist, reporting for the Christian Science Monitor, the Economist and McClatchy. His commentary on Yemen has been featured in outlets such as Foreign Policy, the National (UAE), al Jazeera English, and the Nation (US). He has also 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, Baron received a BA in Arab Studies and Religion from Williams College, an MA in International Peace and Security from the Department of War Studies at Kings College London, and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo. He has been with the ECFR since October 2014.
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.
Adam Baron - 30 May 2017
Europeans should consider three sets of actions that could help stabilize the conflict.
Adam Baron - 04 April 2017
As commentators look back on two years of the Saudi-led military campaign, international policy must look forward if the country is to survive.
by Adam Baron - 12th June, 2018
The northern province can act as a model for the rest of the country, if international actors, including Europe, learn its lessons.
by Adam Baron - 20th December, 2016
The ‘forgotten war’ of Yemen is now matching the headline-grabbing conflict in Syria in its severity, and can no longer be ignored by European governments
Mark Leonard speaks with Adam Baron, Ellie Geranmayeh and Julien Barnes-Dacey about Yemen caught in the midst of a regional conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The podcast was recorded on 19 June 2018.
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
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.
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.
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.