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STATUS/الوضع: Issue 4.1 is Live!
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STATUS/الوضع: Issue 4.1 is Live!
This issue was curated to locate the voices that speak to communities in flux and see the local for what it is—simultaneously rooted & uprooted.
STATUS/الوضع: Issue 4.1 is Live!
Status does not observe radio silence on Yemen! We constantly speak to Yemeni journalists and activists about conditions in their country

Yemen

Yemen's War [Ongoing Post]

[Image from Wikipedia.]

[This is an ongoing post that will be updated regularly. It was first published on 6 December 2016. The updates appear at the bottom.] The conflict in Yemen seems set to intensify as 2016 draws to a close. The deposed president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi returned to Aden from exile in mid-November after his government was reestablished in the southern city. This move, alongside a renewed ground campaign and the continued aerial bombardment throughout northern Yemen by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, prompted Ansar Allah—the movement commonly known as the Houthis—and the faction of the General People’s Congress party loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh, to establish ...

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Task Force on Population Movement Yemen Report (May 2017)

[International Organization for Migration. Image from https://www.iom.int/.]

[The following report summary was published by the International Organization for Migration on 14 May 2017. For the full report, click here.] The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM), co-led by IOM and UNHCR is a Technical Working Group of the Yemen Protection Cluster. The TFPM implements an information management tool that gathers data on the status and location of displaced persons across Yemen. As of 01 April 2017, the TFPM has identified, 1,988,946 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (331,491 house- holds) who have been displaced due to conflict since March 2015, dispersed across 21 governorates. For the same period, the TFPM has identified 900,258 ...

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Task Force on Population Movement Yemen Report (March 2017)

[IDP Individuals by Governorate of Origin. Image from TFPM Report: http://www.globaldtm.info/yemen/.]

 [The following report summary was published by the International Organization on Migration’s Displacement Tracking Matrix on 15 March 2017. For the full report, click here.]   Task Force on Population Movement | TFPM Yemen | 13th Report – March 2017 The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM), co-led by IOM and UNHCR is a Technical Working Group of the Yemen Protection Cluster. The TFPM implements an information management tool that gathers data on the status and location of displaced persons across Yemen.  As of 01 February 2017, the TFPM has identified 1,991,340 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (331,890 house-holds) who have been ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (March 22)

[A cache of weapons seized off the coast of Yemen by the coastal patrol ship USS Sirocco on March 28, 2016. US Navy photo uploaded via Flickr.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations  Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a 'turning point': Saudi adviser A main topic of the meeting would be Saudi investment in the United States, which could help Trump fulfil his promises of job creation. Trump's Yemen Policy Serves Saudi Royals Better Than ...

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Report: Yemen Needs Urgent Assistance to Prevent Famine

[Logo of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.]

[The following report was issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 15 March 2017.] Number of people at emergency food insecurity levels increases 20 per cent in nine months 15 March 2017, Sana'a/Amman - Severe food insecurity threatens more than 17 million people in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis released by the United Nations and humanitarian partners today. Twenty of the country's 22 governorates are in ‘emergency' or ‘crisis' food insecurity phases and almost two-thirds of the population are now facing hunger and urgently require life and ...

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Media on Media Roundup (February 21)

[Demonstrators at a protest against Trump's Muslim ban in Whitehall, London. Photo by John Lubbock, Wikimedia Commons]

This week’s Jadaliyya "Media on Media" roundup delves into several topics affecting the Middle East and North Africa region. Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ continues to make headlines, prompting a series of interesting debates and discussions. Security researcher Ryan Lackey advises visa-holders affected by Trump’s "Muslim ban" on how to enter the U.S. with their digital privacy intact. The Washington Post discusses a German news story accusing a refugee "sex mob" of harassing women on New Year’s Eve, noting that allegations turned out to be false following police investigations. The Independent looks at ISIS’ use of propaganda, and the ...

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الإمعان بالحرب في اليمن: مقابلة لمجلة الوضع مع فارع المسلمي

[فارع المسلمي كاتب وباحث يمني]

اجرت نهلة شهال لمجلة "الوضع" هذا الحوار مع فارع المسلمي، كاتب وباحث يمني ومؤسس مشارك لـ "مركز صنعاء للدراسات الاستراتيجية"، وهو مركز أبحاث بقيادات شابة ويهدف إلى تقديم مقاربات جديدة لقضايا اليمن والخليج.    في أبريل، 2013,، أدلى المسلمي بشهادة أمام مجلس الشيوخ الامريكي مناهضة لاستخدام وضربات الطائرات من دون طيار (الدرون) الامريكية في اليمن. يناقش فارع المسلمي في هذا الحوار معنى نقل البنك المركزي من صنعاء إلى عدن وعن الحرب المستمرة وإدارة العنف فيها واتهام من يرفضون الانحياز لأحد طرفيها بـ "الحياد".  

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (January 26)

[Destroyed house in the south of Sanaa. Image by Ibrahem Qasim. Wikimedia Commons.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations  Saudi inflation plunge aids government in fight to tame deficit  “While inflation could fall a little further early this year, it is likely to bounce back above 4.0 percent in response to VAT.” Russia beats Saudi Arabia as China's top crude oil supplier in 2016 Saudi ...

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الوضع الحالي وتطورات الحرب في اليمن

[المصدر موقع البديل]

حوار مع شيلا كارابيكو صُوِّر التدخل العسكري السعودي في اليمن كحملة قصيرة ودقيقة، ستنجز بسرعة هدف إعادة تنصيب حكومة عبد ربه منصور هادي في السلطة. لكن الحملة لا تبدو في ضوء ما يجري اليوم قريبة من تحقيق هدفها الذي أعلنته حين انطلقت في آذار 2015. في غضون ذلك، تم تدمير الكثير من اليمن ومن بنيته التحتية فيما تمر البلاد في أزمة إنسانية حادة، ويشتد عود تنظيم القاعدة في شبه الجزيرة العربية وتنظيم الدولة الإسلامية اللذان يستغلان الفراغ السياسي الناجم لتوسيع قاعدتيهما ويشنان هجمات عنيفة، فيما بدأت الشكوك تُثار حول مستقبل اليمن نفسه. ومن أجل أن نعرف المزيد حول تأثير هذا الصراع الذي لم يحْظ بتغطية إعلامية جيدة لجأت "جدلية" إلى شيلا كارابيكو Sheila Carapico الباحثة ...

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Conflict Medicine: A Manifesto

[Palestinian surgeons operating in Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip, July 2014. Image: Ghassan Abu-Sittah.]

Contemporary protracted conflicts across the Middle East have presented health systems and professionals with unprecedented challenges. The objective of this manifesto on conflict medicine is to highlight the need for a better understanding of the different pathways of injury and re-injury within the changing ecology of war. Ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen are taking place in urban settings and result in high casualties among civilians and combatants alike. In fact, the distinction between combatants and civilians is increasingly blurred, making the injuries they suffer similar. In such settings, the delivery of treatment is often partial and ...

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The Red Sea in History: An Interview with Alexis Wick

[Astronaut photograph of a panoramic view of most of the length of the Red Sea. Image by NASA via Wikimedia Commons]

The body of water now known as the Red Sea was surrounded for nearly four centuries by the Ottoman Empire's well-protected domains. During that time, it became a space of not only geological and geographic but also historical coherence. While the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and other maritime spaces have inspired their own fields of history writing, especially after the recent "oceanic turn," historians have been curiously silent about the Red Sea. In his new monograph, The Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space, Alexis Wick takes this silence itself as an object of analysis. He shows that we have much to learn about how history (and Ottoman ...

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عن مفهوم العمارة المنحازة للناس وعن الشغف بعمارة اليمن: مقابلة لبرنامج الوضع

[المهندسة المعمارية سلمى سمر دملوجي]

في هذه المقابلة لبرنامج الوضع، تتحدث سلمى سمر دملوجي مع نهلة الشهال من جريدة السفير، عن تجربتها كمهندسة معمارية وفهمها لفن العمارة. سلمى سمر دملوجي ​معمارية عراقية مقيمة في بيروت حيث تعمل أستاذة عمارة العالم الإسلامي في الجامعة الأمريكية. وهي رئيسة المهندسين في مؤسسة دوعن للعمارة الطينية التي ساهمت في تأسيسها عام 2007 في حضر موت. عملت في القاهرة مع المعماري المصري حسن فتحي بين عامي 1974 و 1975 ثّم بين عامي 1983و 1984. زارت اليمن عام 1981 ضمن عملها مع الإسكوا وهناك تعرفت على العمارة الطينية في شبام وتاريم بحضرموت ومنذ ذلك الحين صار اسمها مقترنا باليمن، وهي بدأت منذ العام 2005 العمل على ترميم مباٍن هامة هناك كمصنعة عوره وقرن ماجد في دوعن، ومسجدا ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (May 30)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Saudi foreign assets keep falling in April amid heavy overseas borrowing “The Saudi Arabian central bank's ...

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Instruments of Pain: Conflict and Famine in Yemen

[The following report was originally published on 13 April 2017 by the International Crisis Group. The full report can be found here.] War in denying Yemenis food to eat. This special briefing, the first of four examining the famine threats there and in South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia, urges the Saudi-led coalition not to assault Yemen's most important port, Hodeida, and both sides to immediately resolve deadlock over the Central Bank. I. Overview Yemenis are starving because of war. No natural ...

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Violence: Theirs and Ours

“I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favor of using poison gas against uncivilized tribes. It would spread a lively terror.” -- Winston Churchill, 1920, with regard to the uprising in Iraq. London On 23 March 2017, Khalid Masood ploughed his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London, stabbed a police officer with a knife, and then was shot dead. He killed four people in the rampage, which injured an additional forty people and disturbed the ...

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Media on Media Roundup (March 21)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” Roundup examines several important topics affecting the MENA region’s mediascape. The Pentagon released an aerial photo of a building demolished by a U.S. airstrike in Syria alleged to be an al-Qaeda center. However, local activists insist it was a mosque and the airstrike killed innocent civilians. Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced the U.N’s decision to remove a report calling Israel an apartheid state ...

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Media on Media Roundup (March 14)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup looks at several important dyanmics shaping the MENA region’s mediascape. In Palestine, Arabs took to the streets to protest Israeli legislation that aims to silence mosque loudspeakers. Several Syrian activists protested Jaysh al-Islam representing opposition groups and leading Geneva peace talks, given their increased clampdown on free speech in Ghouta. A Syrian teenager who was the victim of online bullying on Facebook sued the company. Accusing it of ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (February 21)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Somalia ‘plans to file legal complaint against UAE’ over Somaliland base “Farah said Emirati officials had ...

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Press Release: NYC Yemeni Grocery Stores to Shut Down in Response to "Muslim Ban"

Wednesday, February 1 (New York, New York)  On Thursday, February 2, Yemeni grocery store owners across five New York boroughs will close 1,000 stores from 12pm to 8pm in response to the Trump administration’s infamous “Muslim Ban” executive order. This shutdown of grocery stores and bodegas will be a public show of the vital role these grocers and their families play in New York’s economic and social fabric and, during this period, grocery store owners will spend time with their families and loved ...

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The Unending War on Yemen with Sheila Carapico - A STATUS/الوضع Interview

In this interview, Sheila Carapico discusses the yearlong Saudi Arabia-led and US-backed military attacks on Yemen. The interview was conducted by  Shahram Aghamir on August 31, 2016. Sheila Carapico is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Richmond. Carapico is the author of Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of Activism in Modern Arabia (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and numerous articles and book chapters on ...

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Quick Thoughts: Sheila Carapico on The Current State and Future Prospects of War in Yemen

[The Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen was conceived as a short, sharp campaign that would quickly achieve the objective of restoring the government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi to power. Yet it is today no closer to realizing its aims than when it began in March 2015. In the meantime much of Yemen and its infrastructure has been reduced to rubble while, the country is experiencing a severe humanitarian crisis, al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State (IS) movement are ...

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Media on Media Roundup (October 12)

This week, Jadaliyya's "Media on Media" roundup takes a closer look at the media industry in the Middle East.  In the shadow of Syria’s inconsistent media coverage, an entrepreneurial journalist has developed a platform which uses geo-tracking to collect social media from and on conflict zones. The platform can directly benefit investigative journalists in areas where conflict-zones are too dangerous to monitor physically. Zawya has released an updated report on Arab reality television ...

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الأطفال في شمال اليمن: بحث عن الحياة وسط الحطام

لا يتابعون قناة "سبيستون" ولم يسمعوا بمسلسل "ماشا والدب" ولا يلعبون "البوكيمون غو" ولا يقرأون مجلات "ماجد" و "العربي الصغير". يحتفل أطفال العالم بأعياد الميلاد ويتلقون الهدايا وباقات الزهور، ويحتفل السكان في شمال اليمن بـ "استشهاد الأطفال" الذين يُقتلون في الحروب. لا يحصلون على شهادات ميلاد ولكن يوثَّق تاريخ مقتلهم ومكانه أسفل صورهم، التي تتزاحم في مجالس منازل المواطنين في المحافظات إلى أقصى الشمال، التي تُواري جثامين الأطفال في مقابر صارت تعرف ...

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Yemen's Political Economy: An Anthropologist's Perspective - A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Martha Mundy

 In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Moe Ali Nael interviews anthropologist Martha Mundy, who weighs in on the  political, economic, and social challenges in Yemen. Martha Mundy taught at Yarmouk University, UCLA, the American University of Beirut, Université Lyon 2 Lumière, and the London School of Economics where she is professor emerita of anthropology. Major books were Domestic Government: Kinship, community and polity in North Yemen (1995), and with R. Saumarez Smith, Governing ...

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