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The War in Yemen - The Unbeautiful South

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by The Economist on the war in Yemen.

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For the first time, an alleged terrorist has broadcast a confession in real time on Facebook Live

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, was cited by Caitlin Dewey and Sarah Parnass of The Washington Post on live-streaming of terror attacks.

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Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on strategic Socotra island

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by the London-based ‘The New Arab’ on the crisis in Socotra Archipelago.

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Quiet Support for Saudis Entangles U.S. in Yemen

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by By Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times on the how the quiet support for Saudis entangles U.S. in Yemen.

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[Dutch] Wending in oorlog Jemen brengt einde niet dichterbij

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by NRC Handelsblad, a daily evening newspaper published in the Netherlands.

“De Houthi’s hebben terrein gewonnen en snel de leegte opgevuld die de verdeelde en in ballingschap verblijvende regering had laten ontstaan”, zegt Mohammed Albasha, Jemendeskundige van Navanti, een adviesbureau in Washington.

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[French] Navire saisi au Yémen : risque d'escalade en mer Rouge

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was quoted by L’Orient-Le Jour, a leading French-language daily newspaper in Lebanon.

La capture du navire intervient dans un contexte d’escalade générale dans la guerre au Yémen, et pour le chercheur Mohammed Al Basha, ce rare incident maritime est “le signe d’une escalade politique et militaire contre la coalition”. “Observateurs et responsables politiques craignent depuis longtemps que la guerre au Yémen ne déborde sur la mer Rouge et ne déstabilise les voies de navigation essentielles”, pour le transport maritime international, observe ce spécialiste de la péninsule arabique au centre de réflexion Navanti Group.

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[German] KRIEG IM JEMEN: Das Ende des Huthi-Vormarsches

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a daily published newspaper in Frankfurt.

Mehrere Beobachter berichten jetzt übereinstimmend, die Zeit sei vorbei, in der Deeskalation über allem stehe – auch in Washington. “Viele amerikanische Regierungsfunktionäre und politische Entscheidungsträger sind zu der Auffassung gelangt, dass militärischer Druck das letzte Mittel ist, um die Houthis wieder an den Verhandlungstisch zu bringen“, sagt Mohammed Albasha, Jemen-Experte von der in den Vereinigten Staaten ansässigen Beratungsfirma Navanti Group.

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[Arabic] مدنيو اليمن يدفعون ثمن التصعيد: أهداف سهلة لهجمات انتقامية

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by By العربي الجديد, a London Arabic daily newspaper.

أكد محمد باشا، وهو كبير محللي شؤون شبه الجزيرة لدى مجموعة “نافانتي” الاستشارية الأميركية، أن المدنيين هم الضحية الرئيسية لأي تصعيد عسكري على الساحة اليمنية لأطراف الصراع والقوى الداعمة لهم بصورة مباشرة أو غير مباشرة، والذي يأخذ منحى تصاعديا منذ بداية 2022، على الرغم من تواصل الإدانات الصادرة عن المجتمع الدولي والإقليم المحيط.

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Yemen Ship Seizure Flashes Warning For Red Sea

Mohammed al-Basha, senior Arabian peninsula analyst at Navanti Group, said the Rwabee’s capture looked like an “escalation” by the rebels. “The seizure of the UAE flagged vessel signals both a political and military escalation to the Saudi-led coalition,” he told AFP. “Observers and policymakers have long feared that the war in Yemen could spill over into the Red Sea and destabilise vital shipping lanes.”

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Carnage escalates, options for U.S. diminish in new round of Yemeni civil war attacks

Friday edition of The Los Angeles Times quotes a Navanti analyst: But with the Houthis unwilling to meet even with the U.N. envoy, that balance may be hard to achieve, said Mohammad Basha, a Yemen expert at the U.S.-based Navanti Group, a consultancy. The path for peace and stability in Yemen seems far-fetched at this stage,” he said. “Houthi leadership had gone on the record and said they will not stop military operations until every inch of Yemen is liberated.”

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[Arabic] هل يهدد الهجوم الحوثي "الملاذ الآمن" الذي تقدمه الإمارات؟

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by FRANCE 24’s Arabic channel.

ويرى كبير المحللين اليمنيين في شركة الأبحاث “نافانتي غروب” الأميركية محمّد الباشا أنه “على الرغم من أن أبو ظبي قامت بسحب معداتها العسكرية من اليمن، إلا أن أنصار الله (الحوثيين) يربطون العمليات العسكرية لألوية العمالقة في شبوة (..) بالإمارات التي لعبت دورا رئيسيا في تشكيل وتدريب وتسليح هذه القوات”.

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[Spanish] La guerra en Yemen: fuerzas combatientes agotadas y el fantasma de una nueva partición del país

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was quoted by Infobae, a Spanish news website based in Argentina.

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Foreign Aid Challenges in Yemen

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by Le Monde on foreign aid challenges in Yemen.

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Could the Coronavirus Put an End to the War in Yemen?

“Could the Coronavirus Put an End to the War in Yemen?” by Charlotte Kamin, Arabian Peninsula analyst was originally published by Just Security.

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Radicals’ dominance in Idlib increases risk of tragedy

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by James Snell, The Arab Weekly on how the radical’s dominance in Idlib increases risk of tragedy.

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Syrian Rebels Are Using Snapchat to Sell and Show-Off Their Weapons

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by Ben Sullivan of VICE on the war in Syria and the usage of social media tools such as Snapchat.

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ISIS’ Scorched Earth: Visual Confirmation of Destruction in the Shaer Field

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, writes about the intricate local power dynamics surrounding the Sheer Field, Syria.

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The Yemen Exchange - An Intensive Online Course on Yemen

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, spoke on the status and activities of non-state armed groups currently active in Yemen’s civil war at the fifth Yemen Exchange conference, hosted by the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, was held online between May 11-15, 2020.

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A New Yemen Model:

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, spoke at AEI on the situation in Yemen.

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A Tree Grows in Karabakh

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, writes about the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic he visited. Once home to a patchwork of Armenians, Azeris, and nomadic Kurds, a vicious, ethnically driven war in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse technically leaves Azerbaijan in control; but in practice, the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, is headed by Armenians.

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Middle East and North Africa Democratization Seminar

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, spoke as a panelist for USMCU on Case Studies and Regional Perspectives.

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To destroy Islamic State, we must follow it into the desert

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, writes about how after Raqqa’s fall, the Islamic State retreated to Syria’s vast and overlooked Deir Ezzor province where it was already well entrenched. This arid stretch of eastern Syria straddling the Euphrates river valley had for too long failed to get the attention from policymakers it deserved.

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YEMEN'S BATTLEGROUND SHIFTS IN FAVOR OF IRAN-BACKED HOUTHIS

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on recent military developments in Yemen. He stated that recent moves by the Saudi-led coalition were a sign that the “coalition is becoming more realistic and signaling that they’re going to pull back to where they have a better defensive line.” Mr. Albasha pointed to open-source satellite images that suggest Saudi Arabia was reducing its military footprint.

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IS YEMEN'S WAR MOVING TO A 'GRUDGING ACCEPTANCE' OF THE HOUTHIS?

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by the Middle East Eye (MEE) on recent developments in Yemen. He stated,” The UAE is slowly but surely disengaging from Yemen and the Saudis have reduced their military footprint inside the country,” Mohammed Albasha. MEE added: Albasha shared satellite imagery, which he claims show the coalition is removing heavy military equipment and shuttering bases as evidence that both nations are “trying to extricate themselves from the protracted conflict”.

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