This report examines the historical background of the north-south hostility in Yemen, the activities of actors on the ground, and interventions of regional actors.

Merve Akın17 May 2019

This report examines the historical background of the north-south hostility in Yemen, the activities of actors on the ground, and interventions of regional actors. It also aims to analyse how the GCC initiative and the National Dialogue Conference failed to resolve the country’s internal conflicts and could not bring a meaningful transition for Yemen. The paper argues that a more comprehensive perspective is needed by exploring the roles of every significant actor in the region, unlike the general tendency, which portrays the Yemen war as an Iran-Gulf proxy war. In this regard, it tries to investigate how regional and international actors escalate the conflict and how they seem to be potential spoilers of the peace process.

 

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