The Economic Costs of the War in Yemen
June 22, 2017
Much attention has been paid to the direct impact of the war in Yemen on civilians through street fighting, artillery shelling, and airstrikes. However, the war – the latest in a succession of conflicts in Yemen – has also had a devastating effect on the economy in what was already the Arab world’s poorest country, pushing millions of Yemenis to the brink of a humanitarian disaster.
AGSIW hosted a roundtable discussion on the economic costs of the conflict in Yemen. The discussion focused on two AGSIW publications: “Bickering While Yemen Burns: Poverty, War, and Political Indifference,” by Peter Salisbury, senior research fellow at Chatham House, and AGSIW Senior Resident Scholar Karen E. Young’s “War at Any Price: Domestic and Regional Economic Consequences of Yemen’s Civil War.”