Articles by Fatima Abo Alasrar
Although peace consultations between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Ansarullah, more commonly known as the Houthis, are currently under way just outside of Stockholm, Sweden, chances for a diplomatic breakthrough are slim.
We need to temper our expectations. These talks are a first step in advancing peace.
Last week, two top US administration officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, urged all actors in Yemen’s conflict to adopt a cease-fire within thirty days.
For a long time, Americans defined Yemen in terms of counter-terrorism. Now there is a shift to defining it as a failed state and humanitarian catastrophe. When I returned to Yemen in the early 1990s I found kindness and respect. I made friends from the north and the...
The US has expressed concern over the United Nations’ human rights report and wants to send a strong message to the Arab Coalition that it does not want to create an “atmosphere of impunity” in Yemen that will complicate any effort to reach a comprehensive peace...