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Handbook of Yemen (1917)

tabsir , April 10th, 2021

In 1917 the British government issued a handbook on Yemen with details on the geography. local tribes and important individuals. It is especially useful for discussion of travel…


Picturing the “Enemy”

tabsir , April 3rd, 2021

My friend Karim Ben Khelifa, an award-winning photographic journalist who I met over a decade ago, has produced an extraordinary film (“The Enemy”) on his experience as a…


More Maps of the Middle East

tabsir , March 18th, 2021

More and more maps of Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula are appearing in digital resources on the Internet. One of these is the David Rumsey Map Collection, housed…


Joseph Osgood in Aden: 2

tabsir , March 1st, 2021

Joseph Osgood was a Black American sailor who visited the Yemeni port of Aden about a dozen years before the start of the American Civil War. He offers…


Joseph Osgood in Aden: 1

tabsir , February 25th, 2021

Joseph Osgood was a Black American sailor who visited the Yemeni port of Aden about a dozen years before the start of the American Civil War. He offers…


Thesiger of Arabia

tabsir , February 15th, 2021

Anyone who knows anything about Arabia has no doubt heard of Lawrence of Arabia, even if only via Peter O’toole’s dazzling Hollywood version.  But there is also Thesiger…


Views of al-Shihr on the Hadrami Coast

dvarisco , February 13th, 2021

In 1991 while on a World Bank consultancy in Aden, I had an opportunity to visit al-Shihr on the Hadrami coast. Here are some scenes from that trip….


The Crisis in Yemen

tabsir , February 8th, 2021

My commentary published in Juan Cole’s Informed Comment.


COVID-19 in a war zone

standplaatswereld , May 13th, 2020

“Marina, how are you? I am worried about you, how is the situation with Corona?” a Yemeni friend asked me last week via Whatsapp. It was not the…

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Famine and War in Yemen

standplaatswereld , October 9th, 2018

By Helen Lackner. The Geneva ‘consultations’ on 6 September between the two Yemeni warring parties failed to happen. According to the media, it was because the Huthis failed…

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Hodeidah is being attacked, but the Western media is silent

standplaatswereld , July 4th, 2018

By Marina de Regt. “Hodeidah is empty, Marina, there is no one there anymore”, says Noura to me this morning, in a short telephone conversation that is repeatedly…

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Geocolonialism and the War in Yemen

tabsir , July 2nd, 2018

In April Secretary-General António Guterres called the situation in Yemen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. After more than three years of a lopsided war between a Western-supported Saudi/Emirat…


Arabic Dictionaries Online

tabsir , February 28th, 2018

In 1981, while visiting Egypt for a consulting assignment with USAID, I purchased the old Cairo edition of the massive dictionary Tāj al-‘Arūs of Murtaḍā al-Zabīdī (d. 1790)….


Engaged Anthropology in and about Yemen

standplaatswereld , February 18th, 2018

By Marina de Regt. The aim of my Talma Lecture, which I gave on 12 January at VU University Amsterdam, was to discuss the implications of the war…

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Cholera, Cluster Bombs and Summer Vacation

tabsir , September 3rd, 2017

This post can be read at MENA Tidningen.


Dream Factories in the Time of War

Faedah Totah , April 10th, 2017

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, the Arab world held elections—anyone who had access to a cell phone and wanted to pay the extra fee to send an SMS…

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Reforming Saudi Arabia?

tabsir , April 20th, 2016

Mystique of Monarchy Post-War Watch – April 19, 2016 https://postwarwatch.com/2016/04/19/mystique-of-monarchy/ MADAWI AL-RASHEED — Limited social and political reforms in Saudi Arabia only prolong t…


Yemen’s broken youth

standplaatswereld , February 18th, 2016

#SupportYemen March 2011 By Marina de Regt     “Aunt, if you know any way to migrate to Europe plz just tell me, I wanna run away from this…

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The Voice of which America?

tabsir , January 20th, 2016

Commentary on MENA Tidningen.


Urban Space, Virtual Space, and the Media In Egypt

MPeterson , November 2nd, 2015

What is “the geography of urban uprising during the so-called Arab Spring” and, particularly, what is the relationship between its physical and virtual locations? That’s the question…


Photoshopping the Yemen War

tabsir , October 30th, 2015

A new post on MENA Tidningen…


Blame the Huthis…

tabsir , October 8th, 2015

Click here for my post on Tigningen about yet another bombing in Aden.


As Sanaa Becomes Aleppo

tabsir , September 9th, 2015

With reports of Saudi coalition troops massing on the border to invade Yemen, the situation in Yemen gets even more dangerous. Will the beautiful Old City of Sanaa…


Salman Fishing In Washington

tabsir , September 6th, 2015

This blog post is also available in Swedish…