Omar H. Rahman

Research Analyst

Omar H. Rahman is a research analyst at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. He is a journalist and political analyst with nine years of domestic and international reporting experience, including four years based in the Middle East. Rahman was previously an editor at World Politics Review in New York. Prior to that, he covered energy markets in Dubai and New York for Argus Media. His writing on the Middle East has been published in Foreign Policy, PBS NewsHour, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, VICE, Quartz, Al Jazeera English, Asharq Al-Awsat’s The Majalla, and The National, among others.

Rahman holds a master’s degree in politics and global affairs from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

He will begin a visiting fellowship in January 2019 at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center, where he will be writing a book.

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The Geoeconomics of Reconstruction in Yemen

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.