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The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

invites you to attend a public affairs briefing on:


Yemen in Chaos:
Analysis, Prognosis, and Prospects


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rayburn House Office Building
Gold Room (2168)

45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Coffee & Tea / Networking

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Remarks / Q&A

Photo of Sana'a by Dr. John Duke Anthony.
Photo of Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, by Dr. John Duke Anthony (2008)


Serving as Moderator and Providing Context:

Dr. John Duke Anthony
Founding President and CEO,
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations


Featured Specialists:

Mr. Jeremy M. Sharp
Specialist in Middle East Affairs, Congressional Research Service; Author, CRS Report "Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations"

Ms. Sama'a Al-Hamdani
Analyst and Writer, Yemeniaty; former Assistant Political Officer, Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Washington, DC

Professor David Des Roches
Senior Military Fellow, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies (Syria), National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Mr. Abbas Almosawa
Yemeni Journalist and Analyst; former Media and Information Advisor, Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Abu Dhabi and Beirut



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Dr. John Duke Anthony Dr. John Duke Anthony

Dr. John Duke Anthony is the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. On June 22, 2000, on his first official state visit to the United States, H.M. King Muhammad VI of Morocco knighted Dr. Anthony, bestowing upon him Morocco's highest award for excellence. Dr. Anthony currently serves on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and the Committee's Subcommittee on Sanctions (with special reference to Iran). Dr. Anthony is the only American to have been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship into the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (1969-1970) and served as the only American accredited as an international observer for Yemen's first four presidential and parliamentary elections. He has met with and been briefed by former longstanding President of Yemen (1978-2012) Ali Abdullah Saleh ten times and on a like number of occasions with other Yemeni national leaders as well as representatives of the country's opposition from 1970 until the present. See: "Whither Saudi Arabian-Yemeni Relations?: Interests and Implications for U.S. Policies" (1999) (.pdf).

Mr. Jeremy M. Sharp Mr. Jeremy M. Sharp

Mr. Jeremy M. Sharp has been a Specialist in Middle East Affairs at the Congressional Research Service for over a decade where he provides nonpartisan research and analysis on U.S. policy in the Middle East to members of Congress and their staffs. He is the author of congressional reports on U.S. bilateral relations with Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Yemen as well as studies on U.S. foreign aid to Israel, the promotion of democracy in the region, and the Arab Spring. Mr. Sharp also has testified before Congress, most recently in a January 2014 House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on "Water as a Geopolitical Threat." His research has been cited by The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets.

Ms. Sama'a Al-Hamdani Ms. Sama'a Al-Hamdani

Ms. Sama'a Al-Hamdani is an independent writer, researcher, and analyst focusing on Yemeni politics and women's affairs. She writes the blog Yemeniaty (since 2010) and has published articles in Al-Monitor, Lawfare (Brookings), The National (UAE), MENASource (Atlantic Council), Quartz, Yemen Observer, Yemen Times, News Yemen, Yemen Today Magazine, Le Voix du Yemen, Al-Masdar Online, and other outlets. Ms. Al-Hamdani holds a certificate in Video Journalism from Al Arabiya and has served as an analyst on Yemen for CNN, the BBC World Service, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera America, the Huffington Post, NPR, and other television and radio networks.

Professor David Des Roches Professor David Des Roches

Professor David Des Roches is a Senior Military Fellow at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, U.S. Department of Defense/National Defense University. He was formerly the Director of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, responsible for defense policy concerning Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Professor Des Roches is also an alumnus of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Joseph J. Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies in Syria.

Mr. Abbas Almosawa Mr. Abbas Almosawa

Mr. Abbas Almosawa is a Yemeni journalist and analyst with a focus on Islamist groups and political and economic affairs in Yemen. He served as a Media and Information Advisor at the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Abu Dhabi (2009-2010) and Beirut (2010-2013). Mr. Almosawa is the author of two novels, Naqsh Ala Al-isfelt and Ayoha Al Arabi, and from 2001 to 2009 was the Deputy Editor of Al Mujtama magazine.



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