This week’s conversation is with Stacey Philbrick Yadav. She speaks with Marc Lynch about the ongoing civil war in Yemen and the difficulty of an enduring resolution. Yadav is the author of Islamists and the State: Legitimacy and Institutions in Yemen and Lebanon and a frequent contributor to the Monkey Cage.
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Yadav is an associate professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, specializing in comparative politics of the Middle East. Her research focuses on the role of Islamist organizations in the transformation of public spheres, concentrating on research in Lebanon, Yemen, Egypt, and Israel. She is also a member of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies.
Read more from Yadav:
Yemen’s Houthis and Islamist republicanism under strain. The Monkey Cage (February 2, 2015).
The limits of ‘sectarian’ framing in Yemen. The Monkey Cage (September 25, 2014).
Tawakkul Karman as Cause and Effect. Middle East Report (Fall 2011).
POMEPS Conversation #19 (May 7, 2013).