Farea Al-Muslimi

Is chairman and co-founder of Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies,

He is also an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. He previously worked for the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and Middle East  Institute in Washington, D.C. as a visiting scholar where he covered Yemen and Gulf.


In August 2016, UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon appointed Al-Muslimi to the Advisory Group of Experts for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, a study mandated by Security Council resolution 2250 to examine the positive contribution of youth to peace processes and conflict resolution and effective responses at local, national, regional and international levels.

Al-Muslimi’s writings and analysis on Yemen and the wider region have been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New York Times, The National, The Independent, The Guardian, Al-Hayyat, Assafir Arabi, Al-Monitor, and many other publications.

1990 – My parents brought me to this planet

2013 – Youngest Speaker in history before US Congress and first Yemeni

2014 – Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center

2006 – Exchange Student in USA,California via YES Scholarship

2013 – Chosen by Foreign Policy Magazine as Top 100 Global Thinkers

2015 – Member Chatham House Advisory Board for Yemen and Gulf

2008 – Enrolled at American University of Beirut (AUB) in public policy

2014 – Top of the Guaridan’s List for 30 under 30 Digital Media Leaders

2015 – Joined the “Public Policy & International Affairs” graduate program at The american University of Beirut
2011-2013 – Covered US drone strikes and Counter Terrorism in Yemen

2014 – Co-founded Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies (SCSS)

2016 – Appointed by UN SG to study UNSC  Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.

2016 – Non-resident Scholar at Middle East Institute