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1558, Section: View Point

View Point

Expecting a new Yemen without accountability is insane

Published on 20 November 2014 by Ahlam Mohsen in View Point

The military and the Houthis may be closely cooperating, as per the instructions of President Hadi, but those whose rights were violated during the fighting between the two sides are still owed some reckoning.

Time to clean house

Published on 13 November 2014 by Ahlam Mohsen in View Point

Yemen now has a new Cabinet, that now has eight months to turn things around—an ambitious goal if there ever was one.

US and Yemen’s atrocious treatment of Sharif Mobley must end

Published on 6 November 2014 by Deputy editor-in-chief Ahlam Mohsen in View Point

The governments of Yemen and the US have a lot of questions to answer regarding the abduction, detainment, and disappearance of US citizen Sharif Mobley, who lived with his family in Sana’a.

What’s missing? Transitional justice

Published on 30 October 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Looking back at the past three years of Yemen’s transition, since the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative in November 2011, there are three major mistakes that I believe have led us to the chaos we are experiencing today:

The new cabinet

Published on 23 October 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

As expected, the political parties could not agree on a new government and so we are left awaiting its formation. What is interesting is the recent statement announced by the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) coalition which declared their new position towards the new cabinet.

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.

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