In conversation with HE Dr Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak, Prime Minister of the Republic of Yemen

Join us to examine Yemen’s future trajectory in a precarious Middle East.

Partner and major corporate event Invitation only
17 May 2024 — 11:00AM TO 12:00PM
Chatham House

The war between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and the Houthis (also known as Ansar Allah) entered its 10th year in March 2024. While the UN-brokered truce still holds, negotiations for long-term peace between the warring parties, and between the Iran-backed armed group and Saudi Arabia have been put on hold following Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea, launched in retaliation to Israel’s war in Gaza.

In response to the strikes in one of the world’s busiest trade routes, the US and UK launched attacks on Houthi targets in Yemen, with Washington re-designating the Houthis as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in January 2024.

Key questions discussed include:

  • What has been the impact of the ongoing regional instability for Yemen?
  • How is the internationally recognized government working to address needs on the ground?
  • What actions is the government taking to prevent further escalation?
  • What is the status of negotiations with the Houthis?
  • What challenges are there to the UN-backed peace process?