Monday, April 03, 2006

The Future of Yemen

Sarah Phillips has a new piece out at MERIP Online on the future of Yemen. It summarize a great many of the difficulties that Yemen will be facing in the coming years, but my worry is that it tends to give more weight to one portion of Yemeni society than it does to others.

Mostly, it seems shaded towards the views of the western-educated liberals, which makes sense - they are after all the easiest people (the people western reseachers are most comfortable with) to get to know. But still I worry that we are missing something by focusing so exclusively on this group to the exclusion of the others.

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