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1654, Section: View Point

View Point

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.

Fuel subsidy cuts and government responsibility

Published on 7 August 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

We all knew it was coming. In fact, some predicted the fuel subsidy removal would take place during the Eid holiday, which it did.

Bidding a sad Ramadan farewell

Published on 30 November -1 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

This year’s Ramadan was one of the worst in Yemen’s recent history. The difficulties Yemenis encountered were mostly unrelated to hunger and thirst, despite this being the warmest Ramadan in 40 years.

Should dealing with Houthi expansion be our priority?

Published on 24 July 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

It is the talk of the town, and it should be after hundreds have been killed and thousands have been displaced.