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.


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