Ameneh Mehvar is the Middle East Research Manager at ACLED. She holds a PhD in International Relations and a master’s degree in Middle East and Central Asian Security from the University of St Andrews. Her research interests include foreign policy analysis, political psychology, security studies, and the international politics of the Middle East. Ameneh is fluent in Persian, English and German, and has a working knowledge in Arabic.

Regional Overview: Middle East
6-12 March 2021

Last week in the Middle East, fighting between Houthi and pro-Hadi forces continued in Yemen, with intense fighting reported in several governorates, including in Marib, Al Jawf, and Taizz. The Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes targeting Sanaa, while Houthi forces continued their drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia. In Syria, Syrian Democratic Forces (QSD)…