HomeCategoryThe importance of the Riyadh Agreement and the reasons for its failure

Dr. Fadl Abdullah Al-Rubaie   Introduction On August 7, 2019, armed confrontations broke out between the forces of the Yemeni government and those of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), both sides belonging to the anti-Houthi camp. As a result of those confrontations, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invited the two parties to Jeddah for dialogue,...

This paper will examine the relationship between AQAP and the Qayfah tribe, and the story of the rise, and eventual fall, of the pro-AQAP wing of the Al-Dhahab family within the tribe. The story highlights the manner in which AQAP dealt with the restrictions placed on it by the Yemeni tribal system, how they were able to capitalize on divisions within the Al-Dhahab family, as well as some of the contradictions of a tribal system operating within a modern state structure.

24 March، 2022

Dr. Hani Al-Mughals Executive Summary Several Yemeni regions under the control of the internationally-recognized Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) witnessed spontaneous and unprecedented mass protests in September 2021. Thousands flocked to the streets to protest the fuel crisis, the national currency’s collapse, the degradation of basic services, and ongoing salary disruptions....

23 March، 2022

Ahmed Eleiba   Two main opposing trends form the pattern of dealing with the Riyadh Agreement[1] (November 5, 2019) between the internationally recognized Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC). The first trend is the two parties’ adherence to the agreement, evident in their media discourse. The second trend is the anti-agreement policy on...

22 March، 2022

Abdul Karim Ghanem   Executive Synopsis: Nearly two years after the signing of the Riyadh Agreement between the internationally recognized government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council, the agreement has not resulted in lasting peace. Although Saudi Arabia tried to push it forward, it collided with the two parties’ tendency to use force to...

The paper starts from the assumption that the full implementation of the Riyadh Agreement would put an end to divisions between the two parties. These divisions are a traditional source of Houthi strength and encourage them to avoid political solutions and pursue violence. The Houthis believe that with a little patience and time, they can achieve comprehensive control over Yemen.

6 February، 2022

This paper deals with the current status of the Riyadh Agreement and identifies the deficiencies in the current political structure, the incentives for the conflict, and what the Yemeni government can do to save the Riyadh Agreement from its cycle of failure.

26 November، 2021

Ahmed Al-Taras Al-Arami Read and download the full paper in PDF The tribe represents the primary unit of Yemeni society. It is a social system whose members are linked by a set of economic, social and geographic ties and governed by customary law. These laws or norms deal with conflicts between members of the tribe...

21 October، 2021

Mounir Al-Sabahi     Research Summary: For nearly six years, education-sector government employees in Yemen in the Houthi-controlled governorates have suffered from interruptions in salaries and the suspension of operating expenses for educational institutions, which has caused severe damage to government schools and universities. Performance levels have decreased, and the dropout rates of children, adolescents,...

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