Faozi Al-Goidi

Junior Visiting Fellow


Faozi Al-Goidi is a junior visiting fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs. He is a recent graduate from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Qatar with a master’s degree in history.

Al-Goidi’s research interests include democratization in Islam, social movements and nonstate actors, along with conflict resolution. At the Middle East Council, Al-Goidi is researching Qatari-Yemeni relations.

Previously, Al-Goidi worked as a specialist in academic quality with the Deanship of Development and Quality Assurance at the University of Science and Technology in Sanaa, Yemen. Prior, he taught a course on social studies at Al-Jame’a School in Yemen. Al-Goidi writes for a couple of online Arabic outlets such as Hekma Yemeni, Ultra Sawt, and Sasa Post.

Research Areas

  • History
  • Arab renaissance
  • Social movements

Countries of Focus

  • Yemen
  • Qatar
  • Middle East

Other Areas of Interest

  • Nonstate actors
  • Conflict resolution


  • M.A., History, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, 2022
  • B.A., History, Sanaa University, Yemen, 2019.
  • B.A., French, Sanaa University, Yemen, 2012.


The spillover from Israel’s onslaught of the Gaza Strip is not only generating conflict in far-reaching places from Lebanon to Yemen, but is creating economic consequences that could affect the entire globe.
Faozi Al-Goidi, Oumeyma Chelbi
Since October 7, Houthi hijacking of vessels in the Red Sea and its drone and missile attacks on Israel have raised concerns about regionalization of the war on Gaza. What are the group's aims and how significant are the risks of further escalation?
Faozi Al-Goidi
Middle East Council experts offer their thoughts on the unfolding crisis in Palestine-Israel that began on October 7.
Ali Bin Musa, Shahram Akbarzadeh, Sahar Khamis, Nader S. Kabbani, Beverley Milton Edwards, Hamidreza Azizi, Omar H. Rahman, Galip Dalay, Noha Aboueldahab, Saoud El Mawla, Faozi Al-Goidi
A new governing council in Yemen’s largest province could push the country closer to federalization and an end to its nine-year civil war, or it could keep the country trapped in endless competition.
Faozi Al-Goidi
The recent outbreak of violence in Sudan has already taken a heavy toll on the country and threatened stability abroad. Middle East Council scholars offer their insights on what’s driving the conflict, the imperative to bring it to a swift end, and its implications for Sudan and beyond.
Nader S. Kabbani, Paul Dyer, Larbi Sadiki, Adel Abdel Ghafar, Sahar Khamis, Ranj Alaaldin, Dania Thafer, Faozi Al-Goidi
Warming relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran and this week's Saudi-Houthi talks have raised hopes about an end to the war in Yemen, but significant hurdles to long-term peace remain.
Tanner Manley, Faozi Al-Goidi
Twenty years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003, leaving the country and the wider region forever changed. In this Council Views, Middle East Council experts reflect on this seminal moment in the region’s modern history and what has ensued in the two decades since. 
Galip Dalay, Omar H. Rahman, Ranj Alaaldin, Faozi Al-Goidi, Adel Abdel Ghafar, Robert P. Beschel Jr., Tarik M. Yousef, Larbi Sadiki
A spate of recent diplomatic activity in Yemen has raised prospects for a negotiated resolution of the country’s eight-year civil war. But how likely is peace forthcoming in one of the world’s most protracted and catastrophic conflicts? There are many reasons for doubt.
Faozi Al-Goidi
ME Council's experts survey the region’s socio-political and economic landscape and offer their outlooks for the year ahead.
Ranj Alaaldin, Nader S. Kabbani, Nejla Ben Mimoune, Galip Dalay, Faozi Al-Goidi, Adel Abdel Ghafar, Omar H. Rahman
With less than one week left before the start of the tournament, scheduled for November 20 through December 18, 2022, experts from the Middle East Council on Global Affairs reflect below on the various dimensions of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Tarik M. Yousef, Marc Owen Jones, Ranj Alaaldin, Nejla Ben Mimoune, Faozi Al-Goidi, Beverley Milton Edwards, Adel Abdel Ghafar
Although Yemen has experienced several decades of autocratic rule, the country also has a long history of being governed by councils representing its diverse political landscape. So, when a new leadership council was formed in April to replace President  Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, it was welcomed by many Yemenis and felt like an appropriate and familiar… Continue reading Can Yemen’s New Leadership Council Buck the Trend of History? 
Faozi Al-Goidi