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Yemen: Following in Afghanistan’s Footsteps?

After Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down as President of Yemen, Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi became President, winning the presidential election on February 21, 2012, in which he was the sole candidate. Later the National Dialogue Conference (NCD) was convened to draft a new constitution. The country ...


Yemeni Islamists’ Triumph

Nasr al-Ansi, a commander of the predominantly Yemen-based terrorist organisation al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), recently made a statement in which he announced the organisation’s involvement in the shootings of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff on 7 January, 2015 in Paris [1] . ...


Yemen Is Still on the Move

Al-Ahmar Failure Yet another revolution last September has handed the reins of power to Ansar Allah, the political wing of the al-Houthi movement, which de facto controls all of northern Yemen, including the Sana’a airport and the country’s main port of al-Hudaydah. The only exception is the province of Marib, currently a theater of fierce fighting. In July 2013, Egypt created a counterrevolutionary precedent when the forces ...


Yemen Shia community fails prey to globalization games

... the desire to see flourish modern democracy and social justice, and yet the entire region remains in the throes of unprecedented violence and bloodshed, engulfed in a cycle of savagery which seems to know no bound. In the midst of such chaos stands Yemen, the poorest and most populous nation of the Arabian Peninsula. While Yemen has been hailed the world’s over for its peaceful transition of power, branded a model of the Arab Spring movement for its political restraint and its officials’ ...


US increases military footprint in Yemen as part as post-Afghanistan withdrawal strategy

As the United States seeks to adapt to the ever-changing face of Islamic radicalism and growing anti-American sentiment in the Middle East, Washington is banking on its military to assert control, starting with Yemen. Ever since Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai categorically refused to sign Washington’s Bilateral Security Agreement, which text provisions for a small US military contingent to remain in Afghanistan to monitor security development against ...


Fighting for Freedom -The Houthis catch Yemen’s imagination

... by the public as a result of state propaganda and latent sectarianism under the old regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Houthis - a Shiite group which stronghold is originally based in the northern province of Sa’ada – have caught Yemen’s imagination by storm as they have come to symbolize freedom and unyielding defiance before injustice. Born out of reaction to state oppression in 1994, the northern faction was named after its spiritual father, Sheikh Hussein Badreddin ...


Shifting sands in the Arabian Peninsula

... rather than a careful analysis of the situation. For one, Saudi Arabia has forced GCC countries to reassess, re-think and re-strategize their positions within the Arabian Peninsula. Already Oman has refused to expulse Qatar’s Ambassador. As for Yemen and Kuwait, they sit ever uneasy over the political fence, waiting to see how regional dynamics will play out.


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