Policy Report Mareike Transfeld, Maysaa Shuja al-Deen, and Raiman al-Hamdani Seizing the State: Ibb’s Security Arrangement after Ansarallah’s Takeover June 2020 Table of Contents The
Raiman Al-Hamdani joined the Yemen Policy Center as a Research Fellow in 2019. Previously, he was a Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations focusing on Yemen. His academic and professional work is oriented toward issues of security and development in the MENA region.
Raiman was born and raised in Yemen; his family hails from both the North and the South. During his undergraduate years, he was active in the field of development, volunteering at schools for disabled children, working in internally displaced camps, and representing Yemen at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
He continues to consult and publish on Yemeni issues for various development agencies and academic institutes, maintaining an active interest in advocating for bottom-up development initiatives and local community work in Yemen. Having lived all over the world, he remains a dedicated researcher and writer on Yemen and an avid fan of Yemen’s unique cultural heritage.