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Yemeni Politics

"President" Saleh of Yemen has been in power for over 25 years. Here we see a glimpse of his grip:

This is a very good article by David Finkel in the WaPo. It shows how the extreme poverty in Yemen (caused in the most by by rampent elite corruption) hinders the moderization of tribal culture. Tribal modernization and an end to “revenge” is opposed strongly by President Saleh as it constitues a threat to his supreme power.

Indeed, placating a few tribes is far easier than dealing with individuals.



I love the "'s around "president,"

Thanks Issac.

Isaac Schrödinger

You're welcome, Jane.

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