Nonresident Senior Fellow Nadwa Al-Dawsari Quoted in the New Yorker

In an article entitled “How the U.S. Is Making the War in Yemen Worse” for the January 22, 2018 issue of the New Yorker, POMED nonresident senior fellow Nadwa Al-Dawsari talks with Nicolas Niarchos about the war in Yemen.

“In August, the alliance between the Houthis and Saleh began to show cracks. The Houthis murdered a top Saleh aide at a checkpoint; in response, to prove his popularity, Saleh threw a huge celebration in Sana’a, with giant banners and blaring music. Sixteen hundred poems were composed in his honor for the event. But his power had been diminished by the conflict. “President Saleh used to say that ruling Yemen was like dancing on the heads of snakes,” Nadwa Al-Dawsari, a Yemeni expert in conflict resolution, told me. “Well, now one of the snakes—the Houthis—has bitten him.” On the morning of December 4th, a group of Houthi soldiers raided Saleh’s house in Sana’a; later that day, a video was released showing his dead body in the bed of a pickup truck.”

Read the full article here.