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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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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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Yemen Quietly Being Killed: A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Safa Al Ahmad

In this broad-ranging and incisive STATUS/الوضع interview with journalist and filmmaker Safa Al Ahmad, she delves into her recent coverage of Yemen reflecting on the humanitarian disaster there, the various actors on the ground, and the gendered dimensions of covering this conflict. Safa Al Ahmad is a Saudi freelance journalist and filmmaker. Her focus is the Arabian Peninsula, primarily Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Her first film ‘Al Qaeda in Yemen’ was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012, and ‘Saudi Secret Uprising’ won best international investigative documentary at the AIB’s in 2014. Her essay "Wishful Thinking on Saudi Arabia and the Arab world post 2011" was ...

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الفيلم الوثائقي تعز بين المطرقة والسندان

[.صورة من الفيلم]

يوثق هذا الفليم الاستثنائي لصفاء الاحمد، والذي عرض على بي بي سي العربية بتاريخ ٢٢ شباط/ فبراير ٢٠١٦ رحلتها الشجاعة إلى مدينة تعز في اليمن. وتعيش هذه المدينة تحت الحصار منذ نيسان/ابريل ٢٠١٥، فرضته الميليشيا الحوثية، مما أدى الى نقص حاد في وصول الاغذية، المساعدات الطبية، والوقود، وزاد الأزمة الانسانية المتفاقمة في البلاد جراء الحصار المفروض من السعودية. ويحتاج أكثر من ثمانين بالمئة من السكان إلى مساعدات انسانية بينما تم تشريد مليونين ونصف يمني. أدى الصراع الجاري حول المدينة بين الحوثيين ومقاتلي مقاومة تعز - ويضم تحالف من قوى محلية وفرق سياسية أخرى، بما فيها القاعدة في الجزيرة العربية -  إلى سقوط آلاف الضحايا، بينما يزداد التدمير بسبب العدوان ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (September 29)

Emergency services during the stampede in Mina during the Hajj. image from Hecham Messoudi via twitter

[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 France urges Saudi Arabia to cancel death penalty for young Shi'ite France calls on Saudi Arabia not to execute Ali Mohammad al-Nimr. Is the U.S. drone program in Yemen working? Jillian Schwedler provides a critical analysis of the US drone program in Yemen. Gulf Arabs oppose Russia ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (September 15)

[Ansarullah Vows Crushing Response to Possible Saudi Ground Invasion of Yemen. Image from english.farsnews.com]

[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 diplomat 'raped Nepali maids' in India Police in India are investigating allegations that a Saudi diplomat raped two Nepali maids at his home near Delhi. India urges Saudi Arabia to cooperate after reports diplomat raped servants Indian authorities ask the Saudi ambassador to help a ...

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Yemen, Battered and Forgotten: An Interview with Hisham Al-Omeisy

[Destroyed house in the south of Sanaa. Photo via Wikimedia Commons]

Three years after a popular uprising against Ali Abdullah Saleh's thirty-three years of autocratic rule in Yemen forced him to stand down, the country is now embroiled in a bitter civil war and a Saudi-led military intervention with catastrophic consequences for the population. It has been more than five months since the Saudi-led regional coalition began a bombing campaign, coupled with an air and naval blockade of Yemen, ostensibly to force out Houthi forces and their allies and restore the government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who had assumed power in the wake of Saleh's departure. Reports indicate that upwards of 4,500 have been killed in the fighting so far, at ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (September 2)

[Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, a prisoner of conscience and a member of the Bahrain 13. Image from the Gulf Center for Human Rights.]

[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  Drone strike kills five in al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen: residents A US drone strike kills five people suspected of belonging to al-Qa‘ida in Yemen. Religious eugenics: How Saudi Arabia is sponsoring a frightening new movement in the ME Catherine Shakdam ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (August 11)

[Saudi Arabia turns to financial markets to generate revenue as low oil prices continue to take their toll. Image from Katrina Tuliao/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 Gulf allies 'back Iran nuclear deal' after US security guarantees The Gulf states decide to back the nuclear deal with Iran after the United States promised them better intelligence-sharing and faster arms transfers. Yemen hostage Isabelle Prime returns to France after release A French woman ...

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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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Killing Yemen: An Interview with Sheila Carapico

On 26 March 2016, tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital Sanaa to mark the first anniversary of the US-backed Saudi military attacks on their country. In the past twelve months, the United States military has provided intelligence for the Saudi strikes, refueled its bombers, and replenished the kingdom with weaponry that brought death and destruction to Yemen’s population. According to Defense Department figures reported by foreign policy magazine, between April 2015 and the ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (October 6)

[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 Objections Halt U.N. Inquiry of Yemen War Nick Cumming-Bruce reports on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to halt a UN ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (September 22)

[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  Hostile BBC Interview of a Saudi Loyalist Shows Prime Journalistic Duty: Scrutiny of One’s Own Side Glenn Greenwald ...

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What's Trending? (Summer 2015): A STATUS/الوضع "Quick Thoughts" report by Laila Shereen Sakr

"What is Trending on Social Media in the Middle East?" is a regular feature of the Quick Thoughts special segment on Status. It offers insight into subjects that dominate online discussion in the Middle East. With every Issue, we will talk to Laila Shereen Sakr, who monitors, collects, and analyzes social media trends for R-Shief. The data visualizations for this episode (below) illustrate the patterns of hashtag use in the Middle East pertaining to various topics in Summer 2015 ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (September 8)

[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 Egypt summons UK ambassador over al-Jazeera trial remarks Egypt summons the British ambassador over his ...

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Quick Thoughts on Tragedy and Treachery in Yemen: A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Sheila Carapico

In this Quick Thoughts conversation for Status/الوضع, Sheila Carapico discusses the recent turmoil in Yemen, and describes the growing entrenchment of factionalism and sectarianism in Yemen as a result of growing local fissures and proxy interests. She argues that the complexity of Yemeni political terrain and the increasing levels of violence on all sides leave one with little sympathy for all of the warring groups in the country. Carapico also raises concerns about the consequences of limited ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (August 4)

[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 Is Saudi Arabia warming up to the Muslim Brotherhood? Ali Al-Arian argues that amid the threats from Iran and the ...

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