Welcome to the Yemen Policy Center’s latest English language digest of our popular Arabic Kaleidoscope podcast. This digest series provides additional context and analysis to the Arabic podcast.
Common to ceasefires and peace negotiations are complex discussions, with actors seeking maximum gains at minimal cost. As a current truce holds in Yemen, we share a recent discussion on the difficulties of dialogue, such as the involvement of regional actors and the attractions of a war economy, as well as the opportunities, such as the need to center civil society and marginalized Yemenis as peace actors. YPC’s Ibrahim Jalal is joined by Nadwa al-Dawsari, political and conflict analyst and non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute, and Mohammed Al-Qadhi, journalist and analyst.