About Dr Sarah Phillips

Research interests include: Yemeni politics; Political change in the Middle East; Non-state security challenges; securitsation of development, post colonial perspectives on international relations, and the politics of state-building and donor aid.

Sarah's work has been published in African Affairs, Survival, and Foreign Affairs, among others, and her most recent book, ‘Yemen and the Politics of Permanent Crisis’ analyses the dynamics of the country’s informal institutions amid rapid political and social change. Sarah has conducted extensive fieldwork in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa – particularly in Yemen, Somaliland, Kenya, Jordan, Pakistan, and Oman.

Selected publications

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