UAE Security Forum 2018: "Yemen after the War: Addressing the Challenges of Peace and Reconstruction"

For the third consecutive year, AGSIW convened the UAE Security Forum, where U.S., UAE, and regional partners gather to find creative solutions to some of the region’s most pressing challenges.


Welcome Remarks

Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba, President, AGSIW

Session I: Building a Lasting Peace


Mina Al-Oraibi, Editor in Chief, The National


Mohammed Abulahoum, Chairman, Justice and Building Party, Yemen

Timothy A. Lenderking, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Stephen A. Seche, Executive Vice President, AGSIW

Session II: Regional Approaches to Postconflict Stability and Reconstruction


Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar, AGSIW


Mohammed Baharoon, Director General, b’huth

Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Yemen

Denise Natali, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Session III: Developing Yemen’s Assets


Phil Dufty, Director of Research and Analysis, Emirates Diplomatic Academy


Elizabeth Dickinson, Senior Analyst for the Arabian Peninsula, International Crisis Group

Ala Qasem, Co-founder, DeepRoot Consulting

Albadr Al Shateri, Adjunct Professor, National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates



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