Ahmed Nagi

Ahmed Nagi

Senior Analyst, Yemen

Crisis Group Role

As Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Yemen, Nagi is responsible for covering conflict dynamics, politics, security and the regional role of the country. He provides field-based insights and recommendations aimed at resolving conflict.

Professional Background

Before joining Crisis Group, Nagi was a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where he covered the conflict in Yemen, borderland dynamics and local governance transformations, among other issues. Additionally, he was the research manager at the Institute of Citizenship and Diversity Management at Adyan Foundation in Lebanon, a country coordinator on Yemen and Oman at Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-Dem) in Sweden, and a senior consultant at Insight Source Center for Research and Consulting in Yemen. 

Nagi holds an MA in Public Governance from the University of Granada, Spain.

Areas of Expertise

  • Yemen
  • Conflict dynamics
  • Cross-border issues  
  • Governance
  • Religious and tribal identities


  • Arabic
  • English

Select Publications

  • “Eastern Yemen’s Tribal Model for Containing Conflict,” Carnegie Middle East Center, March 2020.
  • “Yemen-Saudi Border Markets: From Economic Incubator to Military Frontline," Carnegie Middle East Center, June 2021.
  • “The Pitfalls of Saudi Arabia’s Security-Centric Strategy in Yemen,” Carnegie Middle East Center, October, 2022.

In The News

1 feb 2024
[The] Houthis wanted to send a message: We are the group that is most committed to Gaza, not just in words but in action. CNN

Ahmed Nagi

Senior Analyst, Yemen
15 jan 2024
What's happening in the Red Sea will have a huge impact on the current political process between the Saudis and Houthis. NPR

Ahmed Nagi

Senior Analyst, Yemen
9 apr 2023
The visit of both the Saudis and the Omanis aims to discuss the final details of the [Yemen] truce extension agreement, which is expected to be announced very soon. Financial Times

Ahmed Nagi

Senior Analyst, Yemen
13 mar 2023
We can see a de-escalation in the regional layer of the [Saudi-Iranian] conflict. It is a multi-layered conflict, with domestic and regional causes, not just a proxy war Financial Times

Ahmed Nagi

Senior Analyst, Yemen

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