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.


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
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