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Waleed Alhariri
Research Assistant for the Middle East Program

Waleed Alhariri is a research assistant for IPI’s Middle East Program, supporting the work of the Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition (FACT)—a regional initiative led by civil society actors from Tunisia,


Lamii Moivi Kromah
Research Fellow, Center for Peace Operations

Lamii Moivi Kromah serves as Research Fellow with the Center for Peace Operations at IPI. His work focuses on global peacekeeping deployments, protection of civilians (POC), peace building, humanitarian action and the


Francesco Mancini
Non-resident Senior Adviser

Francesco Mancini is Non-resident Senior Adviser at IPI, where he was Senior Director of Research before relocating to Singapore in June 2014. His work focuses on geostrategic analysis, global risks, multilateral


Thong Nguyen
Program Administrator

Thong Nguyen is Data Lab program administrator at the International Peace Institute, having previously served IPI as editorial assistant. He is also non-resident fellow of the Future Worlds Project at Carnegie Council


Andrea OSúilleabháin
Policy Analyst

Andrea (Laidman) Ó Súilleabháin joined IPI in January 2013. She currently works on inclusive peacebuilding at the country and international policy level, South-South cooperation among fragile states, and the role of


Omar El Okdah
Policy Analyst

Omar El Okdah joined IPI in November 2012. Omar focuses on research projects and policy consulting related to transition in the Arab world in the post-2011 political climate and regional cooperation in the Middle East


Maureen Quinn
Senior Director of Programs

Maureen Quinn joined IPI as a senior adviser in November 2011 and is now Director of Programs. During her twenty-five year career as a diplomat of the United States, she has served as the United States Ambassador to


Adam Smith
Director of the Center for Peace Operations

Adam Smith is Director of the Center for Peace Operations. Since joining IPI in 2006, his work has focused on a variety of political, technical, and policy matters related to UN peace operations, such as the management


Micheal R. Snyder
Research Assistant

Michael R. Snyder is a research assistant for the Center for Peace Operations at IPI, where he supports the Center’s research and policy agenda related to issues of peacekeeping deployments, peacebuilding, and new


Taimi Strehlow
Program Administrator

Taimi Strehlow develops and monitors budgets and coordinates various activities for IPI’s thematic, regional, and training programs.

Before joining IPI, Taimi managed a modern dance company, curated a dance


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October 10, 2014
Mediating Transition in Yemen: Achievements and Lessons


Yemen remains the only site of an Arab Spring uprising that ended in a negotiated agreement and an internationally supported transition process. In light of the recent conflict in the North of Yemen and Sana’a, with a constitution-drafting process underway, a referendum to approve a draft constitution, and coming elections all within the next year, the open dialogue established among key parties and factions in Yemen’s transition has become increasingly important.