Skip to main content
Kaleidoscope - Creative Views on Yemen

Kaleidoscope - Creative Views on Yemen

By Yemen Policy Center
The Kaleidoscope podcast is a platform for different people, from different walks of life, to come together and share their ideas, stories, and inspirational tales with the goal to rethink peace in Yemen.
Where to listen
Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Future Dialogue in Yemen - Yemen Policy Center
Welcome to the Yemen Policy Center’s latest English language Kaleidoscope podcast.  Common to ceasefires and peace negotiations are complex discussions, with actors seeking maximum gains at minimal cost. As a current truce holds in Yemen, we share a recent discussion on the difficulties of dialogue, such as the involvement of regional actors and the attractions of a war economy, as well as the opportunities, such as the need to center civil society and marginalized Yemenis as peace actors.  YPC’s Ibrahim Jalal is joined by Nadwa al-Dawsari, political and conflict analyst and non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute, and Mohammed Al-Qadhi, journalist and analyst.  As Yemen's conflict continues, we want to bring a new impetus to discussions about peace. With our Kaleidoscope project, we provide a new source for inspiration for peace making ideas.  We want to bring thinkers and experts together to combine perspectives and explore new angles. We want to work across disciplines, combine fiction with research, and inspire everyone to think beyond boundaries.   Find out more: https://www.yemenpolicy.org/kaleidoscope/ For more on Yemen by Yemenis, sign up to our newsletter: https://www.yemenpolicy.org/#Newsletter Watch the discussion, and share your thoughts with us via social media, or contact us. Yemen Policy Center Website: https://www.yemenpolicy.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/yemen_policy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yemenpolicycenter
29:41
April 26, 2022
Policing in a fragmented state - Yemen Policy Center
Welcome to the Yemen Policy Center's latest English language digest of our popular Arabic Kaleidoscope podcast. This digest series provides additional context and analysis to the Arabic podcast.  New YPC research shows that views on policing are complex. They are seen as popular, providing a service as law enforcement and mediation; as corrupt; as weak when compared with other security actors; and as in need of community support and resourcing. As our participants discuss, the role and perceptions of policing may indicate people’s hopes for a formal state, as they experience a sense of Yemen fragmenting as a state. YPC’s Mareike Transfeld and Mohamed al-Iriani are joined by Kamal Muqbil, Yemen Polling Center’s research director, and Rasha Abdulkafi, the former commander of the women's battalion in the 35th Armored Brigade. As Yemen's conflict continues, we want to bring a new impetus to discussions about peace. With our new project, Kaleidoscope, we will provide a new source for inspiration for peace making ideas. We want to bring thinkers and experts together to combine perspectives and explore new angles. We want to work across disciplines, combine fiction with research, and inspire everyone to think beyond boundaries. Find out more: https://www.yemenpolicy.org/kaleidoscope/ For more on Yemen by Yemenis, sign up to our newsletter: https://www.yemenpolicy.org/#Newsletter Watch the discussion, and share your thoughts with us via social media, or contact us. Yemen Policy Center Website: https://www.yemenpolicy.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/yemen_policy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yemenpolicycenter
19:37
December 22, 2021
Solidarity campaigns with Yemeni women - Yemen Policy Center
Welcome to the Yemen Policy Center's latest English language digest of our popular Arabic Kaleidoscope podcast. This digest series provides additional context and analysis to the Arabic podcast.  From Facebook to Twitter, social media is an influential part of our lives, giving a voice to those who don't otherwise have a platform. However, the majority of Yemeni women cannot discuss the challenges they face in trying to secure their rights, as widespread gender inequality has marginalized them. Feminist activists try to contribute to solving these challenges through awareness campaigns on social media. As our participants discuss, men and women must be part of the solution. In this episode, we discuss these campaigns and their impact, with Amal Abdullah, researcher at the Yemeni Policy Center, Hadil Al-Ashwal, a consultant on training and capacity building at the World Bank and founder of the MENA AGE Initiative for Women's Rights, Mokhtar Ahmed, a PhD researcher and creator of social awareness raising material, and Fatima Nabil, Yemen Policy Center's social media specialist. As Yemen's conflict continues, we want to bring a new impetus to discussions about peace. With our new project, Kaleidoscope, we will provide a new source for inspiration for peace making ideas. We want to bring thinkers and experts together to combine perspectives and explore new angles. We want to work across disciplines, combine fiction with research, and inspire everyone to think beyond boundaries. Find out more: https://www.yemenpolicy.org/kaleidoscope/ For more on Yemen by Yemenis, sign up to our newsletter: https://www.yemenpolicy.org/#Newsletter Watch the discussion, and share your thoughts with us via social media, or contact us. Yemen Policy Center Website: https://www.yemenpolicy.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/yemen_policy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yemenpolicycenter
20:11
November 11, 2021
Cultural Memory - Yemen Policy Center
Welcome to the Yemen Policy Center's second English language digest of our popular Arabic Kaleidoscope podcast. This digest series provides additional context and analysis to the Arabic podcast. In this episode, radio hosts Sara al-Zawqari and Sabah Abdullah along with cultural commentator Aziz Morfeq from Basement Cultural Foundation discuss with YPC Research Fellow Azal Al-Salafi about how a community radio show can contribute to social cohesion and peace building. They specifically talks about popular Yemeni radio shows 'Shahi Haleeb' and 'Mlawafah'. Looking at questions of art, media, and cultural memory, this important conversation looks at the significance of informal spaces that invite people from different social strata to come together - and the potential for peace making in this space. As Yemen's conflict continues, we want to bring a new impetus to discussions about peace. With our new project, Kaleidoscope, we will provide a new source for inspiration for peace making ideas. We want to bring thinkers and experts together to combine perspectives and explore new angles. We want to work across disciplines, combine fiction with research, and inspire everyone to think beyond boundaries.Find out more: https://www.yemenpolicy.org/kaleidoscope/ For more on Yemen by Yemenis, sign up to our newsletter: https://www.yemenpolicy.org/#Newsletter Watch the discussion, and share your thoughts with us via social media, or contact us. Yemen Policy Center Website: https://www.yemenpolicy.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/yemen_policy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yemenpolicycenter
19:29
September 13, 2021
Meanings of Saghira's Laws - Yemen Policy Center
Welcome to the Yemen Policy Center's first English language digest of our popular Arabic Kaleidoscope podcast. This digest series provides additional context and analysis to the Arabic podcast. Listen to the discussion and share your thoughts with us via social media, or contact us via our website.  Following a discussion with Ziad Al-Qahm, Editor-in-Chief of Al-Maqa, Mohamed Al-Iriani and Shaima Bin Othman, YPC Research Fellows, provide a critique of prominent Yemeni writer Wajdi Al-Ahdal's story 'Saghira's Laws'. The story imagines a different way of seeking out and securing constructive leadership in Yemen - in this case through the selection of a woman called Saghira. Conversations about leadership were a potent part of discussions in the period surrounding Yemen's National Dialogue Conference.  As Yemen's conflict continues, we want to bring a new impetus to discussions about peace. With our new project, Kaleidoscope, we will provide a new source for inspiration for peace making ideas. We want to bring thinkers and experts together to combine perspectives and explore new angles. We want to work across disciplines, combine fiction with research, and inspire everyone to think beyond boundaries.  Find out more: https://www.yemenpolicy.org/kaleidoscope For more on Yemen by Yemenis, sign up to our newsletter: https://www.yemenpolicy.org/#Newsletter Website: https://www.yemenpolicy.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/yemen_policy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yemenpolicycenter
14:10
August 26, 2021