Nonresident Senior Fellow Nadwa Dawsari Quoted in Middle East Eye

As news surfaced of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointing his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince, POMED nonresident senior fellow Nadwa Dawsari spoke with the Middle East Eye about bin Salman’s role in the ongoing Yemen conflict:

Yemen analyst Nadwa al-Dawasi agreed: “The main problem with Saudi Arabia’s involvement was the regionalisation of the conflict, its transition from a civil war to a regionalised crisis.”

Dawasi, a senior non-resident fellow at the Project for Middle East Democracy, said Saud Arabia and the UAE’s involvement means that the ongoing Gulf crisis – which has seen Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar since 5 June – will likely play out on Yemeni soil.

“Now with Qatar isolated, it is likely that Yemen will become the battleground for this Gulf crisis,” said Dawasi.

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