3 July 2012
Yemen: Enduring Conflicts, Threatened Transition
This report examines Yemen following months of popular protests in 2011 and the departure from power of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. At the report’s time of writing (July 2012), much remains in doubt, notably the scope and direction of change. The nation essentially has witnessed a political game of musical chairs, one elite faction swapping places with the other but remaining at loggerheads. The new government must rapidly show tangible progress to contain centrifugal forces pulling Yemen apart, while reaching out to stakeholders and preparing the political environment for inclusive national dialogue.
© 2012 International Crisis Group (Crisis Group)
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