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Yemen

What Everyone Needs to Know®

Asher Orkaby

March 2020

ISBN: 9780190932275

256 pages
Paperback
210x140mm

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What Everyone Needs To Know®

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Yemen: What Everyone Needs to Know® is an authoritative overview of one of the most troubled states in the world. Asher Orkaby provides a comprehensive analysis of current crises, major players, and potential solutions to an ongoing civil war. Underlying this contemporary focus is an overview of Yemen's long history, its tribal and religious dynamics, and the social impact of the Arab Spring on the country's women and youth. While the book details the ongoing water crisis and debilitating poverty, it also provides a window into economic performance and potential avenues through which Yemen could be led towards a more prosperous and stable future.

  • Offers an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to Yemen
  • Provides a broad-ranging overview of Yemen's history, politics, geography and society
  • Features a richly informed analysis of the current crisis in Yemen

About the Author(s)

Asher Orkaby, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University's Transregional Institute

Asher Orkaby is a Fellow at the Wilson Center, and Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University's Transregional Institute. He is the author of Beyond the Arab Cold War (Oxford). Over the course of the current conflict in Yemen, Orkaby has contributed regularly to Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Wall Street Journal, among many other publications, and has commented on both English and Arabic media such as C-SPAN and Al Jazeera.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Chapter 1:Regions, Sects, and Tribes
    Chapter 2:Arabia Felix - An Early History of Yemen
    Chapter 3: Imperial Yemen - Ottoman and British Empires
    Chapter 4: An Era of Modernization - the Formation of the Yemeni Republic
    Chapter 5: Ali Abdullah Saleh's Regime, Unification,and al-Qaeda
    Chapter 6: The Houthi Wars (2004-2010)
    Chapter 7: Agriculture and Economy
    Chapter 8: Arabian Minorities
    Chapter 9: Education and Society
    Chapter 10:The Arab Springin Yemen
    Chapter 11:Yemen's Modern Civil War

Reviews

"This broad survey is organized according to a series of questions with answers that would yield excellent grades in any course on Yemen" - C.M. Henry, Choice

"Yemen has much to teach the non-specialist. ... Orkaby proves a reliable guide to its complexities, pointing out important but little-known facts. ... [T]he volume leaves the reader with a sense of Yemen's history and culture, one of the world's more insulated and interesting." - Middle East Quarterly

"Turning to the current civil war and the desperate humanitarian situation accompanying it, Orkaby proves a reliable guide to [Yemen's] complexities, pointing out important but little-known facts... reading through the volume leaves the reader with a sense of Yemen's history and culture, one of the world's more insulated and interesting." - Middle East Forum