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EVENT - Federalism, conflict and fragmentation in Yemen

5 November 2015

At an event on 16 November, Yemen experts will discuss the country’s conflict, as well as the political landscape it is rooted in. Peter Salisbury, the author of our report on federalism in Yemen, will discuss the report’s main findings and Baraa Shiban, Reprieve’s Yemen Project Coordinator, will share his experiences as a representative in the National Dialogue Conference.

In our recent report, Federalism, conflict and fragmentation in Yemen, Peter Salisbury argues that the focus on federalism as a solution to Yemen’s many problems was emblematic of the wasted opportunity of Yemen’s transitional period. Diplomats, foreign advisers and Yemeni politicians devoted more energy to selling utopian long-term solutions than to addressing a deteriorating political, economic, security and humanitarian environment.

Peter will present the main findings of the report, and Baraa Shiban will present some of his experiences working on the future of the Yemeni state within Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference. This will be followed by an open roundtable discussion.

Event details

11.00–12.30, Monday 16 November 2015


  • Peter Salisbury, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
  • Baraa Shiban, Yemen Project Coordinator, Reprieve. Baraa also served as a youth representative in Yemen's National Dialogue.
  • Chaired by Leonie Northedge, Middle East and North Africa Programme Manager, Saferworld

To RSVP for this event, please email

Please note spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.