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The Safer Oil Tanker Crisis: Positions of the Actors and Prospects of International Efforts

International pressure has increased on the two main conflict parties in Yemen to find a compromise solution to the crisis of the tanker FSO Safer which is used as a floating tank to export crude oil in Ras Isa port off the Yemeni coast on the Red Sea, in light of the successive warnings of the consequences of a potential environmental disaster that may be caused by the tanker, which is susceptible to explosion or the collapse of its structure due to corrosion as a result of the lack of any maintenance work on it since 2015.

EPC | 26 Aug 2020
Griffiths’ Amended Peace Plan and Prospects of Political Solution in Yemen

n the last few weeks, the UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths has intensified his efforts to revive the path of the political solution in this country and resume direct talks between the parties to the conflict. Those efforts had ceased since the Sweden round of consultations in late 2018. In this context, in the last two months (July and August 2020), Griffiths submitted to the two parties to the conflict two revised proposals for a peace plan that was drawn up by his team in March 2020. Griffiths had then promised to work on the plan in light of the observations he had received from the legitimate Yemeni government and the Houthi "Ansar Allah" group.

EPC | 18 Aug 2020

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The Worsening Economic Crisis in Yemen: Indications and Repercussions

Signs of the worsening crisis of the Yemeni economy have increased recently, warning that it is approaching the brink of total collapse. This may have enormous and tragic repercussions on the lives of the vast majority of Yemenis who have already been suffering from difficult living conditions for several years. This paper sheds light on the most prominent indications of the escalation of the current economic crisis in Yemen and explores its most important possible repercussions.

EPC| 12 Aug 2020
Yemen Confronts Coronavirus: Challenges in Combating the Epidemic and the Impact on the Conflict

While no cases of coronavirus have been recorded yet in Yemen, it is only a matter of time before the virus reaches the country, at which point it is expected to spread widely and catastrophically. Such an epidemic is also expected to have political repercussions, with some parties, such as the United Nations, seeing it as an opportunity to bring an end to the conflict in the country. This paper examines how coronavirus is expected to impact Yemen, in particular its effect on the political scene and the attempts by the international community to use it as an opportunity to put an end to the five-year-long conflict in the country.

EPC| 04 Apr 2020


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The UN Peacemaking Role in Yemen

From the initial crisis surrounding political transition, and through the ensuing war, the United Nations (UN) has played a variety of roles in Yemen, under its mandate from the international community.

EPC | 01 Oct 2019
Yemen's Political Groups and their Potential Roles in Peacemaking

The political role of traditional parties and groups in Yemen has diminished during the course of the ongoing conflict; some have splintered into separate groups and many have lost much of their structural and organizational capabilities.

EPC | 29 Aug 2018

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