1596, Section: View Point
Published on 23 May 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
This is the 23rd anniversary of the national unity achieved in 1990. Judging by the atmosphere across the country this celebration is more of a political stance rather than a celebration of a national event. There are those with, and those against, and the ones in between are just happy that there is a day off.
Published on 16 May 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
I am writing this from Oslo, which is said to be the best place for women. Coming from Yemen, where it is said to be the worst place for women, makes me reflect.
Published on 9 May 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
The concept of national reconciliation in Yemen should have started long ago. It is a mind-set that needs to dominate the minds of both politicians—we have had enough and we want to let the past go.
Published on 2 May 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
Russia and Yemen’s relationship, especially in the South, dates back to the 1920s. Throughout regime changes in both countries their relations have continued. Although, recently Russia seems to have taken a more observational role in Yemen compared to other powerful nations.
Published on 25 April 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
The Southern Issue is considered the most critical working group in the entire National Dialogue Conference (NDC) because resolving problems in the South will be key to resolving the country’s political mess.
Published on 18 April 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
Now this is a reality—everyone wants to show off at the National Dialogue Conference, and I don’t mean the Yemenis.
Published on 11 April 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
The last safety line of any country is its army. Egypt’s army was the sole entity that ushered the country out of 2011’s political and social tensions. If it wasn’t for the army’s involvement, no one knows how the Egyptian revolution would have turned out.
Published on 4 April 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
As the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) moves forward, sometime smoothly and sometimes painfully, there are things happening during this process that are worth highlighting and that have never happened before.
Published on 28 March 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
The members of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) who are coming straight from the protest squares and various revolutionary backgrounds are having a problem at the conference. Their move from protests to politics has not really resonated and most of them are still thinking and behaving as protestors in the squares.
Published on 21 March 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
It feels like a football match with rival teams - coaches, captains, cheerleaders, mascots, fans and of course, trouble makers.