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Ahmed Nagi

Lead Researcher, Carnegie Middle East Center

Ahmed Nagi is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his research centers on Yemen. Nagi is also research manager at the Institute of Citizenship and Diversity Management at Adyan Foundation, Lebanon, and a country coordinator on Yemen at Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-Dem), Sweden. He is also a co-founder of Insight Source Center for Research and Consulting, Yemen.

Nagi holds a Master’s degree in public governance from the University of Granada, Spain. His research focuses on religious and tribal identities, citizenship, state building, civil society, conflict dynamics, and Yemen’s relations with its neighboring countries.

Ahmed Nagi's Publications


14th June 2021

Yemeni Border Markets: From Economic Incubator to Military F...

Border markets on Yemen’s northwestern border with Saudi Arabia gave rise to a distinct economic system and bridged communities. Yet the war in Yeme...


29th September 2020

The Shifting Sands of War

As the scope of the fighting in Ma’rib intensifies, the signs of an attritional conflict without end are strengthening.


8th July 2020

Five Years On: Geopolitical Implications of Regional Involve...

This discussion, held in Arabic, provides an overview of the geo-political implications of involvement in Yemen.


18th June 2020

The War Comes Home

The Yemen conflict has affected Saudi border areas and is changing the public’s thinking in the kingdom.


31st March 2020

Eastern Yemen’s Tribal Model for Containing Conflict

Mahra in eastern Yemen has relied on a tribal code of conduct to escape the worst excesses of the country’s civil war. Localized forms of conflict man...


20th February 2020

Mahra, Yemen: A Shadow Conflict Worth Watching

A Yemeni scholar shares glimpses of his journey through remote eastern Yemen, where the war-torn country’s wealthy neighbors are jostling for influenc...


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