Yemen, one of the more surprising countries to come out of the region’s revolutionary momentum, is back in the news. In recent weeks there’s been a sort of stalemate between President Saleh and the Yemeni people.
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Running Out of Time in Yemen
Yemen has proved to be one of the biggest surprises since these Middle Eastern revolutions began. It has long been overlooked as a dusty, conservative backwater. In terms of other Gulf states, it has neither the wealth of Saudi Arabia or the prestige of the UAE.
When we last left off with Yemen, large factions of the military and numerous tribal leaders were dissenting from President Saleh. The protesters at University Square, who had been indiscriminately shot at just days before, were singing, dancing, and handing out roses to the troops that came to protect them.
Major Changes Hit Yemen
It’s hard to pinpoint the decisive moment when a burgeoning revolution goes from “possibility” to “inevitable.” However, if we look at Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya we see that it was in the moments that the army decided not to attack its fellow citizens that the tides really began to turn. Today, in Yemen, something equally […]