Emile Roy is a Middle East researcher with ACLED. He started his work with ACLED in 2017 by coding political violence and protest events in all Gulf countries. He is now focusing on Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Emile is fluent in English and French and has an intermediate level in Arabic.

The Asifah Brigade

Little-Known Military Brigades and Armed Groups in Yemen: A Series This series maps the activity of little-known military brigades and armed groups proliferating throughout the conflict in Yemen. Mapping these actors has become relevant for understanding future trajectories of violence in Yemen as some of them have developed significant combat capabilities with shifting allegiances. While…

The Amajid Brigade

Little-Known Military Brigades and Armed Groups in Yemen: A Series This series maps the activity of little-known military brigades and armed groups proliferating throughout the conflict in Yemen. Mapping these actors has become relevant for understanding future trajectories of violence in Yemen as some of them have developed significant combat capabilities with shifting allegiances. While…

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…

Yemen’s Fractured South: Socotra and Mahrah

In Yemen, nearly five years of conflict have contributed to an extreme fragmentation of central power and authority and have often 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…

The Battle of Hodeidah has started

After weeks of speculations and a three-day deadline set by the UAE for the Houthis to leave the port city, Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition launched the offensive for Hodeidah on Wednesday, June 13. Dubbed Operation Golden Victory, it is the latest name given to the attempt to recapture the Red Sea coast…