The conflict in Yemen has exacted a disastrous toll on the country. This paper considers the outside forces in the conflict, seeking to elucidate who they are, what the nature is of their involvement, and what their converging and conflicting interests mean for reconstruction.
Karen E. Young
Senior Fellow, Director, Program on Economics and Energy, Middle East Institute
Karen E. Young is a senior fellow and the founding director of the Program on Economics and Energy at the Middle East Institute. She was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, focusing on the political economy of the Middle East and the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Young has taught courses on the international relations and economy of the Middle East at the George Washington University and at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She regularly teaches at the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute. Before joining AEI, she served as a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, a research and visiting fellow at the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an assistant professor of political science at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. She was twice awarded a Fulbright fellowship, first to Ecuador and later to Bulgaria. In addition to her publications in a variety of academic and policy journals, Young’s analysis has appeared in the popular press, including Bloomberg Opinion, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She is frequently quoted in the media and has been interviewed by the BBC, CBS News, NPR, Al Jazeera, CBC, France 24, and CNBC Arabia, among other networks. Young has contributed numerous chapters to edited volumes and is the author of The Political Economy of Energy, Finance and Security in the United Arab Emirates: Between the Majilis and the Market (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
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