The genealogy of the Yemeni conflict is complex, stratified and too often oversimplified thorough the use of purely-sectarian explanations. This contribute aims to decrypt internal and external actors, shedding light on turning-points and game-changer factors within the crisis, in order to isolate the most pressing regional implications of the conflict. In a framework where Yemen’s unified institutions are not able to cope with such an incessant loss of sovereignty, power relations between tribes and factions are constantly reconfigured vis-à-vis entrenched challenges, following pragmatic rather than ideological interests.
Eleonora Ardemagni, international relations analyst of the Middle East. Gulf analyst at Nato Defense College Foundation, contributer at AffarInternazionali, Aspenia, ISPI. Master in Middle Eastern Studies at ASERI (Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations, Milan).