Yemen’s Fractured South: Aden, Abyan, and Lahij

In Yemen, more than five years of conflict have contributed to an extreme fragmentation of central power and authority and have eroded local political orders. Local structures of authority have emerged, along with a plethora of para-state agents and militias at the behest of local elites and international patrons. According to the UN Panel of…

Regional Overview: South Asia 8-14 December 2019

Key trends in South Asia last week include: demonstrations across India against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB); continued Naxal-Maoist violence in India’s Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand states; and an attack on a female polio vaccinator in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In India, the passage of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) prompted, at times violent, demonstrations across…