Farea Al-Muslimi is a research fellow at Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa Programme. His research focuses on Yemen and the wider Gulf region. Before joining Chatham House, he chaired the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, Yemen’s premier think-tank, which he co-founded in 2014. He also serves as an advisory board member for the Arab Reform Initiative in Paris.
Between 2014 and 2018, Al-Muslimi served as a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center and the Middle East Institute in Washington. His prior experience includes work at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Beyond Reforms and Development, and Resonate! Yemen.
Al-Muslimi is a regular commentator on regional affairs in international media outlets. His writings and analysis on Yemen and the wider region have been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Independent, The Guardian, McClatchy, The National, Al-Hayyat, Assafir Arabi, Al-Monitor, NPR, Le Monde, Die Zeit, Liberations, Daraj, Bidayat, Middle East Eye, Just Security, The New Lines Magazine, and many other publications.
In August 2016, the UN General Secretary appointed Al-Muslimi to the Advisory Group of Experts for Progress study on Youth, Peace, and Security, mandated by Security Council resolution 2250 to examine the positive contribution of youth to peace processes and conflict resolution.
In 2013, Foreign Policy named Al-Muslimi in its list of ‘Top 100 Global Thinkers’ after his testimony before the US Senate about the human costs of drone strikes in Yemen, and in 2014 The Guardian named Al-Muslimi in its ‘Top 30 under 30’ list of young leaders in global digital media.
He keeps beehives at his familial home in Wessab in Dhamar governorate, Yemen. He tweets at @almuslimi.