The One Thing About Yemen Everyone Gets Wrong
The New Republic -

When protests inspired by uprisings in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia hit

Yemen in 2011, the United States and the United Kingdom, the regime’s main

backers, at first pooh-poohed the protestors’ grievances. Only after anger over

the endemic corruption and the economy split Yemeni President Ali Abdullah

Saleh’s regime in two, sparking street battles between regime loyalists and Sunni

military and tribal fighters, did Yemen’s foreign partners start to worry. Fearing

Somalia-like chaos that would be...

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