Carnegie’s Farea al-Muslimi joined Elizabeth Dickinson to discuss the current situation in Yemen, and what it will take to end the conflict. Al-Muslimi talked about the political and security vacuum that is pushing more Yemeni youth toward radicalization and armed groups. A new social contract must be struck between people and the new governments in the Middle East to counter the rise of extremism, he said. Al-Muslimi argued that the war in Yemen is not essentially sectarian in nature, despite what many claim, and that a peaceful solution is still possible. However, the only way forward would be a comprehensive solution that addresses not only local grievances and but also regional rivalries, namely between Saudi Arabia and Iran.