Research focuses on the civil war and resulting humanitarian crisis, in addition to its impact on the economy and the role of factions such as the Houthis.

After the 2011 Yemeni Revolution, the resulting civil war is often reduced in mainstream coverage to a simple two-sided fight between the Houthis, allied with forces loyal to the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and supported by Iran, against forces loyal to the government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, backed by Saudi Arabia.

In reality, however, the nature of this conflict is more complicated. Our projects map key local and regional stakeholders in Yemen’s conflict, examine prospects for peace, and present long-term approaches for ending the crisis, state-building, and economic reconstruction.