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Opinion: The End of a Unified Yemen?

Opinion: The End of a Unified Yemen?

Popular, political and military activity calling for the secession of southern Yemen intensified this week in Aden and Hadramout. The possibility of southern Yemen becoming its own independent state is now closer than at any time before. While unity and division are...
Opinion: Yemen’s Unsteady Transition

Opinion: Yemen’s Unsteady Transition

The recent shakeup in Yemen has effectively ended former president Saleh’s influence in the country and is a welcome development, but it is far from sufficient to end his legacy of 33 years of misrule, mismanagement and corruption. With much support from Saudi Arabia,...
Yemen and the Threat of Secession

Yemen and the Threat of Secession

In 1990, three months before Iraqi president Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Iraq, North Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh surprised everyone by announcing his agreement with South Yemen leader Ali Salem al-Beidh to integrate the two regimes and unify. Optimism reigned...