The Forgotten War: Yemen’s Regional Crisis in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Tue, May 12, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Free and open to the public
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The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia (TRI)

This talk will address some of the contemporary issues in Yemen such as the ongoing humanitarian crisis, the Southern Transitional Council in Aden, Houthi negotiations, the Riyadh Agreement, the first cases of COVID-19 in Yemen, and UN diplomatic efforts while reflecting on historical precedence and contextualization.

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Asher Orkaby, PhD is an associate research scholar at Princeton University’s Transregional Institute. He earned his PhD from Harvard University in International History and Middle Eastern Studies and is the author of Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68 (Oxford University Press, 2017). Orkaby is also the author of a forthcoming book with Oxford University Press, What Everyone Needs to Know About Yemen. Over the course of the current conflict in Yemen, he has contributed regularly to Foreign AffairsThe National Interest, and many other policy publications and has commented on both English and Arabic media such as CSPAN, CGTN, Waqt News and Al-Hurra. His current research focuses on the history of chemical warfare in the Middle East.

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