Peter Salisbury Senior Analyst, Yemen Please submit all media inquiries to email@example.com or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 Crisis Group Role Peter Salisbury is Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Yemen. Professional Background Peter has more than a decade of wide-ranging experience as a print, online and broadcast journalist. The former energy editor of MEED, the Middle East Economic Digest, he has written for The Economist, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and Vice News among others. He has consulted to the UK’s Department of International Development, the UN, and The World Bank, and has published a series of highly regarded papers on Yemen for Chatham House, the London-headquartered think tank where he is also a Senior Consulting Fellow. He has also produced a number of short- and long-format documentaries on Yemen for VICE, a youth-oriented media network. In 2018, he won a Canadian Screen Award for his work on the VICE television series, TERROR. Peter appears regularly on television, radio and in print as a commentator on Middle East affairs. Areas of Expertise Research Analysis Politics Economics Political economy Corruption Conflict Humanitarian issues Middle East and North Africa Arabian Peninsula Yemen Languages English (Native) Spanish (Fluent spoken) German (Intermediate) Arabic (Basic) French (Basic) In The News 23 Mar 2021 The Saudi proposal appears to double down on the idea that it is the Houthis who have to make concessions here. That won’t sit well with negotiators in Sanaa. Al Jazeera Peter Salisbury Senior Analyst, Yemen 18 Mar 2021 There are probably multiple agendas at play in Marib but the most urgent is the Houthis' belief they can take Marib city and end the war for the north [of Yemen]. Associated Press Peter Salisbury Senior Analyst, Yemen 15 Mar 2020 Now [Yemen's] fate is linked to a much bigger picture in a three-dimensional chess game. The Guardian Peter Salisbury Senior Analyst, Yemen 25 Feb 2020 [The Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula] hasn’t posed the kind of threat to the West it did a decade ago in a number of years. Washington Post Peter Salisbury Senior Analyst, Yemen 2 Oct 2019 It has been politically more convenient to lay the blame for Houthis at Iran’s door than to say that the Houthis’ rise was the product of a series of internal political miscalculations and misplaced international priorities. Foreign Policy Peter Salisbury Senior Analyst, Yemen 18 Sep 2019 Without a political settlement, Yemen threatened to play a role as a trigger or to become embroiled in a wider regional conflict, in particular if a Houthi or Houthi-claimed attack was successful. Financial Times Peter Salisbury Senior Analyst, Yemen Latest Updates Commentary / Middle East & North Africa 20 September 2019 After the Aramco Attack: A Middle East One Step Closer to Its “1914 Moment” On 14 September, strikes of uncertain provenance hit Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities, taking some 50 per cent of the kingdom’s oil production temporarily offline. Crisis Group offers a 360-degree view of the attacks and their implications for Middle Eastern and international peace and security. Our Journeys / Middle East & North Africa 16 April 2019 Picturing Aden’s Fragile Recovery After visiting Aden with a Crisis Group team doing field research and advocacy in Yemen’s interim capital, our Yemen expert Peter Salisbury shares his images of a city struggling to get back on its feet nearly four years after Huthi forces were pushed out. Also available in العربية Commentary / Middle East & North Africa 15 January 2019 Five Steps to Save Yemen’s Stockholm Agreement The Stockholm Agreement, though imprecise, offers a real shot at building a peace process for war-ravaged Yemen. But the accord is faltering amid mutual recriminations. The UN, and the wider international community, should act now to make sure the combatants follow through on their commitments. Q&A / Middle East & North Africa 19 December 2018 Making Yemen’s Hodeida Deal Stick On 17 December, the UN announced a ceasefire in the contested governorate of Hodeida. Thus far, after some initial wobbling, it has held. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s senior Yemen analyst Peter Salisbury unpacks the ceasefire and assesses its prospects. Commentary / Middle East & North Africa 13 December 2018 After Progress in Sweden, Yemen Needs a UN Security Council Resolution Talks in Sweden between the warring parties in Yemen may be yielding positive results. But the UN Security Council should not wait for an outcome to applaud. It should pass a new resolution now protecting the key port of Hodeida to ward off approaching famine.