Gamal Gasim

Gamal Gasim

Gamal Gasim, associate professor of Middle East Studies and Political Science at Grand Valley State University, earned his PhD in political science from Texas Tech. Before Grand Valley, he taught at Texas Tech, University of Wisconsin-Madison during the summers of 2006 and 2007, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Beloit College during the summers of 2008 and 2009 respectively. His research interests include comparative politics, Middle East politics, Islamic civilization, Islamic political parties and Muslim Americans. He has contributed articles to Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Politics & Religion, Electoral Studies, the Journal of Political Science Education, the Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics and other journals. He also writes for Al Jazeera English, the Arab Daily News, Huffington Post, and Yemen Times.

Yemen

Yemen: Is Saleh's alliance with the Houthis breakable?

On the third anniversary of Sanaa's capture, Saleh's unholy alliance with the Hautis may be nearing its end.

Yemen: Is Saleh's alliance with the Houthis breakable?

Middle East

Analysis: Beyond the fragile peace in Aden

Will a new round of talks end the war in Yemen?

Analysis: Beyond the fragile peace in Aden

Middle East

Analysis: The battle for Taiz

The liberation of Taiz could represent the real beginning of an end to this tragic war.

Analysis: The battle for Taiz

War & Conflict

Analysis: What now for Yemen?

Time is running out for the both sides in the Yemen conflict.

Analysis: What now for Yemen?

War & Conflict

Analysis: What the Riyadh conference failed to address

The worst humanitarian crisis facing Yemen continues to affect millions of citizens as fighting resumes.

Analysis: What the Riyadh conference failed to address

War & Conflict

Analysis: Yemen's crisis - the beginning of the end?

The Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen have not radically changed the political reality on the ground.

Analysis: Yemen's crisis - the beginning of the end?

War & Conflict

Analysis: The man who could save Yemen

Khaled Bahah's appointment as vice president is the first step towards a political solution in war-torn Yemen.

Analysis: The man who could save Yemen

War & Conflict

Analysis: Boots on the ground in Yemen? Think again

Saudi-led coalition must carefully consider the serious implications of a ground incursion in Yemen.

Analysis: Boots on the ground in Yemen? Think again

Humanitarian crises

Analysis: Yemen needs hope not bombs

The mounting number of civilian casualties is raising fears over an already deteriorated humanitarian situation.

Analysis: Yemen needs hope not bombs

Politics

Analysis: Yemen's shifting political alliances

Saudi-led air strikes are complicating the delicate partnership between former president Saleh and Houthi rebels.

Analysis: Yemen's shifting political alliances

War & Conflict

Analysis: Can GCC military intervention save Yemen?

The Houthis will definitely react forcefully to any potential GCC military intervention.

Analysis: Can GCC military intervention save Yemen?

War & Conflict

Yemen strife threatens neighbours too

The continued political chaos and uncertainty is likely to increase the potential for violence in the country.

Yemen strife threatens neighbours too