Yemen

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    Breaking the Vicious Circle: Exploring Alternatives to Current Responses and Solutions to Internal Displacement in Yemen

Breaking the Vicious Circle: Exploring Alternatives to Current Responses and Solutions to Internal Displacement in Yemen

by Stean Auguste Tshiband

The 16th Task Force on Population Movements (TFPM, a working group supporting the inter-cluster coordination mechanism in producing regular analyses regarding displacement and needs) Report indicated that around three million people are still displaced or continue to suffer from displacement-related vulnerabilities as the result of the March 2015 escalation in Yemen. Among them, around 2 million […]

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    The Once Happy Land: Economic prospects for Yemen after the War

The Once Happy Land: Economic prospects for Yemen after the War

Yemen is a country with a lot of potential for growth and development. Once referred to as simply ‘The Happy Land’ (or Arabia Felix in Latin), Yemen was actually richer than its neighbours. But even many generations later, that society, which was largely self-reliant and self-sufficient, has not completely faded into history. In fact, the current failed state situation […]

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    Emiratis, Omanis, Saudis: the rising competition for Yemen’s Al Mahra

Emiratis, Omanis, Saudis: the rising competition for Yemen’s Al Mahra

by Eleonora Ardemagni

Al Mahra is one of the most remote regions of Yemen; it has so far not been reached by the civil war, nor has it been infiltrated by jihadi groups. However, regional powers, namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman, are attempting to enhance or maintain their leverage in this governorate, as has already happened in other […]

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    Book Review – Helen Lackner’s ‘Yemen in Crisis: Autocracy, Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State’

Book Review – Helen Lackner’s ‘Yemen in Crisis: Autocracy, Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State’

by Marieke Brandt
It is often the eruption or aggravation of its perennial political crises that draw the attention of the international community to Yemen, a country whose history is both rich and troublesome. Since the beginning of the Saudi-led ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ in 2015, an effort to force Yemen into submission and starvation, the need for information on […]

December 8th, 2017|Book Reviews, Yemen|0 Comments|

Book Review – Ginny Hill’s ‘Yemen Endures’

by Ian Black
International interest in Yemen has been growing since the current war passed its second anniversary in spring 2017. But the poorest country in the Arab world was wracked by multiple crises long before the Saudi-led intervention. Ginny Hill’s detailed and highly readable account of the background is indispensable to understanding the story so far.

It is not easy […]

August 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews, Yemen|1 Comment|

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