As the conflict enters its sixth year, Yemen braces itself for the spread of coronavirus to the region. In a country already plagued by chronic food and health insecurity, the pandemic adds another layer of suffering for the civilian population, while its politicization risks further undermining the fragile peace process. How does the coronavirus crisis interact with the other dimensions of the conflict? Can the pandemic alter the strategic calculus of the Saudi-UAE led coalition?
Eleonora Ardemagni, Associate Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Centre, ISPI, Italy
April Longley Alley, Deputy Program Director, Middle East and North Africa, International Crisis Group
Ahmed Nagi, Non-resident Scholar, Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon