Farea Al-Muslimi

Researcher, Citizen, and Bee Keeper

Farea Al-Muslimi is chairman and co-founder of Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies,

and a non-resident fellow at both the Carnegie Middle East Center and Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C..

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Recent Writings

15 November، 2017 in Co-authored, Featured

Yemen Strike Raises Questions About Whether the US Follows Its Own Drone Rules

By Farea Al-Muslimi and Sarah Knuckey While we were visiting Yemen this month, the United States conducted a drone strike against alleged al-Qaeda members in Mareb Governorate, reportedly killing two…
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7 August، 2017 in All Writings, Yemen & Gulf

Master of the Middle

Oman’s efforts to avoid taking sides in a polarized region has brought it headaches, but also benefits. By chance I recently met the American academic…
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27 May، 2017 in Co-authored, Security & Counter Terrorism

The Limits of US Military Power in Yemen: Why Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula continues to thrive

By Farea Al-Muslimi and Adam Baron Executive summary Similar to US counterterrorism efforts in Yemen under President Barack Obama, the newly minted White House administration of…
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19 May، 2017 in All Writings, Analysis, Featured

Iran’s Role in Yemen Exaggerated, but Destructive

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and ten other countries have been conducting a bloody airstrike campaign against the Houthi rebel forces in Yemen. The campaign,…
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“In effect, the richest country in the Arab world (Saudi) has had to bomb the poorest one (Yemen) to change its political dynamics.”

Farea Al-MuslimiForeign Affairs Magazine, FMA, May 2015

“To Iran, the houthis are the closest, yet the cheapest , middle finger it can raise in Saudi’s face”

New York TimesNew York Times

“An Eye from Yemen and one on Yemen”


“Yemen, the country of untold stories.”


Yemen: Charting a response to state fragmentation

17 March، 2018

Yemen’s Catastrophe: What Can Be Done to Stop the War?

8 September، 2017

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