#Med2020 - Agenda

Virtual Panels


Yemen: weaponizing the pandemic?

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?


Panel Discussion


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