Brothers,

We now find ourselves locked in an existential conflict. An illegitimate “government” threatens to seize control of Yemen, and a number of outside powers are beginning to take notice of our plight. While some wish to help us bring stability and prosperity to Yemen, others will act against us. We must pick our allies carefully, and maintain their support if we wish to achieve victory. May I remind you, victory is the only acceptable outcome.

While it is critical we establish and maintain military supremacy, we must always be aware of international opinion. Remember that opinion can often be swayed by both rhetoric as well as actions. Sophistry, atrocities, war crimes, and neglect of our citizens will all reflect poorly on us, and could jeopardize future support.

Fight bravely, act wisely, but be careful. Our future depends on it.

Please access the background guide for this committee here.

Please access  the dossier for this committee here. 

Chair

Devansh Agarwal

Crisis Director

Nick Mortensen

Devansh Agarwal is currently a second year, hailing from Kolkata, India. He is currently in the College of Arts and Sciences and hopes to be a part of the McIntire School of Commerce in his years to come. Having been involved with Model UN and Debate throughout High School, Devansh decided to carry on his interests while at college through the IRO. VAMUN will serve as his second Dias experience at a college level MUN. In the past Devansh has been Secretary General for his own High School’s conference. He looks forward to meeting you all this fall!

Devansh Agarwal is currently a second year, hailing from Kolkata, India. He is currently in the College of Arts and Sciences and hopes to be a part of the McIntire School of Commerce in his years to come. Having been involved with Model UN and Debate throughout High School, Devansh decided to carry on his interests while at college through the IRO. VAMUN will serve as his second Dias experience at a college level MUN. In the past Devansh has been Secretary General for his own High School’s conference. He looks forward to meeting you all this fall!

Nicholas Mortensen is a second year from Alexandria, Virginia. He is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and hopes to major in Global Security and Justice. Having spent most of his life twenty minutes (traffic permitting) away from the Pentagon, Nicholas has a particular interest in military doctrine and foreign affairs, and aspires to spend his life working in both fields. Outside of Model UN, Nicholas works on podcasts with the Global Inquirer, and plays trumpet with the Cavalier Marching Band.

Nicholas Mortensen is a second year from Alexandria, Virginia. He is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and hopes to major in Global Security and Justice. Having spent most of his life twenty minutes (traffic permitting) away from the Pentagon, Nicholas has a particular interest in military doctrine and foreign affairs, and aspires to spend his life working in both fields. Outside of Model UN, Nicholas works on podcasts with the Global Inquirer, and plays trumpet with the Cavalier Marching Band.