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Gerald Feierstein

Former U.S. ambassador to Yemen

Gerald Feierstein is the director of the Center for Gulf Affairs at the Middle East Institute. A 41-year Foreign Service officer, he has served as U.S. ambassador to Yemen and principal deputy assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs.

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A proposal to transfer control of a Red Sea port could have wide-ranging effects on regional tension.