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1558, Section: View Point

View Point

Secession or federalism? NDC is the answer

Published on 16 October 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

The news from the south is very disturbing. Already we are going through a ridiculous takeover by the Houthis in the north and it was yet another disappointment to have the Southern Movement, also known as Hirak, rise again with secessionist demands.

Welcome to Aden

Published on 2 October 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

During this Eid holiday the capital appears deserted. Those who could not afford to travel abroad seem to have realized that Aden is the next best thing.

A blessing in disguise

Published on 2 October 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Reality is imposed by the strongest players. This is simply how things are in life: The winner lays down the rules of the game.

Getting through to the president

Published on 25 September 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

No matter how I try, I can’t find any explanation for recent events other than the country went through a coup in three days.

We must look to the future, not fight over the past

Published on 18 September 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

There is historical animosity between two of the strongest, if not the strongest, tribes in Yemen: Hashid and Bakil. Although they share borders, history, and origin, they don’t share fate.

A full circle back to Saleh

Published on 11 September 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

The Gulf Cooperation Council initiative brokered in 2011 to save Yemen from the same fate as Syria stipulated that while the president comes from the former regime, the prime minister (PM) should be appointed by the opposition, mainly the Islah Party. This arrangement was supposed to last until the next elections.

It’s show time

Published on 4 September 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

The presidential body responsible for negotiating with the Houthis has come up with a good plan. It includes a lot of compromise on behalf of the state. However, if implemented effectively it could very well save us from an impending security and economic nightmare.

Scenarios for the near future

Published on 28 August 2014 by Wagdi Muzahem in View Point

No one can predict the future, but by using past experience and current indicators, analysts can assess what is going on and forecast where we are heading.

First things first, a new government is due

Published on 20 August 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

President Hadi held a high level meeting of national bodies as well as political and social figures on Wednesday to create a national synergy amongst political entities against the Houthis.

Finally some action

Published on 14 August 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

We have been waiting for quite some time for a proactive political move to take place in Yemen. Since the conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) there has been a standstill on the political front except for reactionary damage control, triggered mostly by security incidents.

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