Our Projects: Research & Analysis YPP’s research and analysis form the backbone of all of our education and communication efforts. We constantly monitor current events in Yemen and study the country’s recent history in order to provide readers with unparalleled commentary and analysis. YPP also works to engage with other analysts, scholars, and journalists to contribute to the public body of knowledge on Yemen. Artistic Outreach The YPP uses art to further our mission of increasing understanding between Americans and Yemenis. Art transcends language and geography, allowing individuals to express themselves and their experiences to a global audience. Our efforts to bring the work of Yemeni artists to the US provide Americans and people around the world a window into Yemeni society and culture, and help our audience to understand how much we all have in common. Pens for Peace The goal of the Pens for Peace initiative is to create direct, personal connections between individuals and groups in the United States and Yemen. Using email, social media, and video, this 21st century pen-pal program allows participants in both countries to gain first-hand knowledge about their counterparts and the societies they live in. Micro-journalism Information is essential to understanding. Unfortunately, reliable information about Yemen can be hard to get. Through this initiative, we’ll use cutting edge SMS aggregation software to gather information on a range of issues from a network of volunteers throughout Yemen. The information we receive will be shared with the public via the YPP website, and will also be used in our own research and analysis efforts.