Wikistrat Q&A Session on Iraq and Yemen

Wikistrat ‘s Senior Analyst Mr. Leslie Campbell answers my question about Yemen’s political transition in a Q&A session:

“So far, the Gulf Initiative has been succesful to avoid a Yemeni civil war . It has also provided the framework for a peaceful political transition through the National Dialogue Conference (NDC). Having said that, I wonder whether this Saudi-sponsored enterprise has to do more with Saudi Arabia national security and interests than with an inclusive Yemeni-led process. It raises another question: Was the NDC conceived to keep public appearances while effective decisions will be taken by the political/military/tribal elites outside its margins? “

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J. Comins

J. Comins is an Operations Officer at the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and a political scientist specializing in Diplomacy and International Relations, as well as in Contemporary Arab and Islamic Studies. So far, he has served at the Spanish Embassies to Cuba and Yemen, at the Permanent Representation of Spain to the EU, and at the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). He is currently studying a Master's Degree in Peace, Security and Defence at the IUGM, while occasionally contributing analysis to the Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies (Ministry of Defence) and the International Security Studies Group (GESI) at the Department of Political Science of the University of Granada.

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