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Laurent Bonnefoy: Salafism in Yemen

Laurent Bonnefoy: Salafism in Yemen

12 February 2019

Laurent Bonnefoy, researcher at The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), explains the Salafi movement in Yemen and how it relates to the current conflict in the country.

In this short interview Bonnefoy provides an analysis of the Salafi movement in Yemen, how it relates to the current conflict in the country, if there is a role for the Salafists in a peace process and the geopolitical aspect of the Salafists in Yemen and its neighboring countries (Saudia Arabia for example).

Laurent Bonnefoy's most recent book is entitled 'Yemen and the world: beyond insecurity' published by Hurst in October 2018. He is currently based in Muscat, Oman.

Also listen to the seminar Prospects for Peace in Yemen, with Alia Eshaq, Political Analyst at Pitchn, Laurent Bonnefoy, Peter Semneby, Sweden's Special Envoy to Yemen, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Rouzbeh Parsi, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, as moderator.

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