1570, Section: Interview
Published on 13 May 2013 by Sama’a Al-Hamdani in Interview
The Turkish Ambassador to Yemen, Fazli Çorman, previously served in Greece, Oman, Japan and Canada. Upon his assignment to Yemen, he quickly made a name for himself in the country as he is one of only two ambassadors with a Twitter account. He now has more than 2,000 followers and prides himself on being accessible.
Published on 6 May 2013 by Mohammed Al-Hasani in Interview
To keep pace with Yemen’s political transition period and to pave the way for national elections slated for February 2014, major political parties agreed to make the current electoral registry electronic. This large undertaking has encountered obstacles, including a scramble for funding and a short timeframe for implementation.
Published on 29 April 2013 by Mohammed Al-Hasani in Interview
Two years ago, talking about the possibility of introducing federalism to Yemen would have sent a person to prison. Today, almost all political parties are discussing it.
Published on 15 April 2013 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi in Interview
Abdul-Moez Dabwan is a parliamentarian who belongs to the Islamic Islah Party. He is the executive manager of Yemeni Parliamentarians Against Corruption and he has written legislation for the country’s new Journalism, TV and Radio Media bill.
Published on 8 April 2013 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi in Interview
Abdul-Bari Taher is a prominent political analyst in Yemen and also considered a pioneer in the field of journalism. He helped establish Yemen’s Journalists Syndicate and has twice served as the head of the organization. Currently he works as the head of the state-run Public Association for Books.
Published on 1 April 2013 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi in Interview
Sheikh Abdurrahman Al-Marwani is the head of Dar Al-Salam Organization for Combating Revenge and Violence. Through the organization he works to eliminate violence and revenge killings in tribal areas, including ones that have faced ongoing conflicts for decades. He is also dedicated to reducing arms proliferation in Yemen.
Published on 25 March 2013 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi in Interview
Dr. Nabil Al-Sarjabi is a political science professor at Hodeida University and an expert on crisis management. He has been a guest for several political television shows both on local and international stations.
In his interview with the Yemen Times, Al-Sharjabi talks about his expectations for the National Dialogue Conference, which began last week.
Published on 21 March 2013 by Mohammed Al-Samei in Interview
Political analyst Taher Shamsan is a member of the Socialist Party. He has written several papers on topics ranging from the South to the proposed option of federalism for Yemen’s new state.
Shamsan’s work has appeared in several newspapers and websites.
Published on 11 March 2013 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi in Interview
Like many academics, Dr. Fuad Al-Salahi, a sociology professor at Sana’a University, has opinions about the upcoming National Dialogue Conference (NDC). Set to begin March 18, Al-Salahi is hesitant to say the conference will kick off successfully. He says many obstacles still stand in the way of implementation, including the government’s inability to fully address issues in the South.
Published on 4 March 2013 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi in Interview
Dr. Saeed Al-Amiri, a leading figure in the Islah Party, says his political party upholds a modern civil state, furthermore asserting there is no contradiction between a civil state and Islamic law.