OP-ED

Prolonged hope, when it will come?

 

By Fakhri al-Arashi

Day after day makes the political, social and economic scene much harder than before. The matter of reaching the end of Yemen problems is not happening soon and it is getting complicated. Despite the agreement of  all political heads at any round table meeting, they still do not agree with each other to solve entire problems in the long run.

It’s quite ridiculous. The daily life of people in Yemen looks like nothing is going wrong in any part of the country, but the opposite is happening in a low and high level. Strong violence is happening in north and south the country, assassinations and aggression demolish the infrastructure and lead to an unannounced war against people’s hope for peaceful transition.

The matter has become part of a daily routine like it was expected to take place. With all these hassles, the wise course is solving problems in a very diplomatic and traditional way rooted in tribalism.

Lately, the President Hadi, has taken the word of Tahkeem (arbitration) as the easiest way to solve the big problems like the ones in Sa’ada, Hadhramout and now in Amran. By this, the law has been left behind temporarily for the purpose to end the core issue. I am not sure if this smart of the President or if it’s the only way to close tribal and sectarian bad wells for pulling the country back. 

It might be stupid of the government to give the floor for those who does not deserve and may take it as advantage to apply their demands for short and long term. Political balance in such a case in unacceptable, and the public is paying the price of weak government. 

Those who disrupt the process have no problem, if their demands are met with the government response then they have achieved something, and if their demand is not applied, then they simply make more trouble.

The question is, does the government have to move against these people, or should it engage them as part of a new process?