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This is a guide to help researchers investigating possible international crimes that were committed in Yemen.

Yemen: starting points (selected books)

Faten Plassmann, Yemen (CWRU Law patrons, Oxford Public International Law/Max Planck (Aug., 2015). (encylopedia entry)

Jeremy Maxwell Sharp, Yemen: Civil War and Regional Intervention (CRS, 2018).

Yemen (Law Library of Congress, Guide to Law Online, Jan. 3, 2019).

Laila al-Zwaini, State and Non-State Justice in Yemen (Dec., 2006).

Yemen (CWRU Law patrons, Foreign Law Guide).

Isa Blumi, Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World (U. Calif. Press, 2018).  ebook, KSL Stacks 3rd Floor JQ 1842.A58 B59 2018.

Laurent Bonnefoy, Yemen and the World: Beyond Insecurity (Oxford Univ. Press, 2018). KSL Stacks 3rd Floor DS247.Y48 B66 2018

Marieke Brandt, Tribes and Politics in Yemen: A History of the Houthi Conflict (Oxford Univ. Press, 2017). ebook





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Syed Huzaifah Bin Othman Alkaff, Counter Terrorist Trends, and Analyses, Vol. 8, No. 1 (December 2015 - January 2016), pp. 97-101 Online 

War’s Elusive End – The Yemen Annual Review 2019,  The Yemen Review

Peter Salisbury,  Yemen, and the Saudi–Iranian ‘Cold War,’ the Middle East and North Africa Programme | February 2015 

Prof. Abu Amin, Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses, Vol. 7, No. 7 (August 2015), pp. 18-22. Online

Kjetil Selvik, War in Yemen: From Iran's Point of View (2015). Online 

Ronald Pope, War on Yemen: A Revolution and Saudi Intervention (2015) Book

High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen United Nations, Security Council, Resolution 2216. Yemen 2020. Yemen

 Sarah Phillips, Yemen and the Politics of Permanent Crisis 2017. Book 

Helen Lackner, Yemen in Crisis: Road to War, Oct 16, 2017

Anton Camacho PhD, Malika Bouhenia MSc, and others. Cholera epidemic in Yemen, 2016–18: an analysis of surveillance data 

Thomas Juneau, Iran's policy towards the Houthis in Yemen: a limited return on a modest investment. International Affairs. Yemen 

Ibrahim Fraihat, Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring

The EU’s Wider Neighbourhood in Turmoil, Understanding the Crisis in Yemen: Evaluating Competing Narratives


Frank Gardner, BBC security correspondent, Saudi-Yemen border Yemen conflict: The view from the Saudi side

Kjetil Selvik, War in Yemen: the view from Iran Executive summary

Bruce Riedel, Who are the Houthis, and why are we at war with them

Resolution 2216 (2015), Security Council of the United Nations, Regarding Yemen

Stephen Snyder, How you can help people trapped in Yemen's humanitarian crisis, Editor's note 6/29/2020: The World is a public media organization covering the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The World does not accept donations for humanitarian relief in the country. The organizations below do. 

World Report 2020, Yemen Events of 2019, Human Rights Watch (Sep 3, 2019) Online

Yemen 2020: High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. Yemen Crisis

Starvation in Yemen

WFP report exposes Al Houthis’ inhumane practices and disregard for Yemeni the people Houthis looted 65% of Yemen humanitarian aid, Gulf News (Jan 06, 2019). Starvation in Yemen

Viewpoint: Hunger as a weapon of war: Hitler’s Hunger Plan, Native American resettlement and starvation in Yemen

Indah Novita, Between Integration and Starvation: Economic Collapse and its Implications Towards Famine in Yemen Crisis Short Essay

Art. 55 of Geneva Convention, United Nation  Yemen

Financial announcements, Yemen Conference 2020, United Nations, (Jun 2, 2020.  Yemen

Ginny Hill,  Civil War, Saudi Adventurism and the Future of Arabia Oxford University Press, Aug 1, 2017. Yemen 

Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation, Humanitarian Aid, 10 July 2020. Yemen 

UN relief chief condemns attacks against humanitarian premises in Yemen, Humanitarian Aid.  Yemen

Security Council Resolution 2451, United Nations (Dec 21, 2018)  Yemen 

Arabic Sources 

The "Arab Alliance" denies obstructing the delivery of aid to Yemen, BBC News (July 30, 2016) Yemen 

 The Arab Coalition ... The Saga of Saving Yemen from the Claws of Iran, Yemen التحالف العربي.. ملحمة إنقاذ اليمن من مخالب إيران

Syed Huzaifah Bin Othman Alkaff, Yemen