Past event

Invitation Only

The Crisis in Yemen: A Holistic Approach?

Chatham House, London

Middle East and North Africa Programme


Speaker: Dr Nabeel A Khoury, Director, Near East South Asia Office, US Department of State
Chair: Ginny Hill, freelance journalist, film-maker, and author of the Chatham House Briefing Paper 'Yemen: Fear of Failure'


Dr Khoury will assess the security and military dimensions of the crisis in Yemen within the overall context of the political and economic problems facing the state. Further to this, the speaker will propose remedial actions that can be taken both internally by the regime, and by external actors.

Prior to taking up his current position as Director of the Near East South Asia Office of the US State Department's Bureau of Political Analysis, Dr Khoury served as a US Foreign Service Officer, holding positions in Yemen, London, and Morocco. In 2003, during the Iraq war, he served as Department spokesperson at the US Central Command in Doha and Baghdad.

The meeting will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.