Manuel Almeida
Manuel Almeida

Manuel Almeida is a writer, researcher and consultant on the Middle East. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London of Economics and Political Science and was an editor at Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper. He can be reached on @_ManuelAlmeida on Twitter.

The Yemen conflict will require more U.N. involvement

In recent interviews and press conferences, the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Yemen, the Mauritanian diplomat Ismail Ould Cheik Ahmed, has explained the U.N.-brokered plan to bring...

Extremism does not emerge in a vacuum

The current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence and reprisals has already been dismissed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as only the latest upsurge of terror the Israelis have had to contend...

A window of opportunity for peace in Yemen?

Last week, Yemen’s Houthi rebels wrote to the U.N. secretary-general to affirm their commitment to both the seven-point peace plan brokered by the United Nations in Oman, and to relevant...

Is de-escalation of Saudi-Iranian tensions possible?

The accusations, threats and general tone in many of the reactions from officials and public figures in the region to the awful stampede in Mecca on Sept. 24 were politics at its worse. Dismay and...

Russia may be salvaging the ‘Axis of Resistance’

It would be both a strategic straightjacket and a display of insecurity from President Vladimir Putin to tie Russia so closely to the Iranian-led axis. ...

Taiz: Yemen’s forgotten battlefront

The highland city of Taiz, in Yemen’s southwest, is renowned for many things. Five hundred years ago it was the political capital before that shifted to Sanaa, yet it continues to be the...

In Yemen, can the Houthi leadership abandon radicalism?

It is unclear whether or not the Houthi leadership sees any real benefit in negotiating a solution to the crisis...

Can the GCC test Iran’s government?

The key question then is how the GCC, and Saudi Arabia in particular, should respond to Iranian calls for dialogue...