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22nd March 2023
As the conflict in Yemen continues, one lesser-known aspect—the maritime stakes for Saudi Arabia and the UAE—will need to be addressed for the best ch...

Research report

14th March 2022
This report explores how group rivalries are impeding southern unity, and how this might shape developments in a post-conflict Yemen.


27th January 2022
The attack of January 17 will force the United Arab Emirates to make one of two choices, neither of them desirable.


23rd December 2021
Rising pressure against Lebanon from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states may well be tied to Hezbollah’s role in Yemen.

Research report

14th June 2021
Border markets on Yemen’s northwestern border with Saudi Arabia gave rise to a distinct economic system and bridged communities. Yet the war in Yeme...


14th April 2021
The new coronavirus is spreading into conflict-affected states. The pandemic and efforts to contain it are much more likely to aggravate and multiply ...

Research report

2nd March 2021
In the Horn of Africa there is a dynamic interplay between land and sea that has shaped political, economic and social relationships.


29th September 2020
As the scope of the fighting in Ma’rib intensifies, the signs of an attritional conflict without end are strengthening.


23rd July 2020
As part of RVI’s ongoing project on the cross-border connections between Yemen and Somalia, the Institute’s partners at Puntland State University in G...

Research report

22nd July 2020
This report is the second report in a series looking at the relationship between modern-day Puntland, a semi-autonomous region of north-east Somalia, ...


18th June 2020
The Yemen conflict has affected Saudi border areas and is changing the public’s thinking in the kingdom.


27th April 2020
In an interview, Ahmed Nagi discusses the dangers of the coronavirus in a country already facing a terrible conflict.

Research report

31st March 2020
Mahra in eastern Yemen has relied on a tribal code of conduct to escape the worst excesses of the country’s civil war. Localized forms of conflict man...

Photo Essay

20th February 2020
A Yemeni scholar shares glimpses of his journey through remote eastern Yemen, where the war-torn country’s wealthy neighbors are jostling for influenc...


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