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Yemen : revolution, civil war and unification

Author: Uzi Rabi
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris, 2015.
Series: Library of modern Middle East studies, 160.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Yemen, tucked into the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, has often escaped regional and international attention. And yet its history illuminates some of the most important issues at play in the modern Middle East: from Cold War rivalries to the growth of Islamic extremism in the 1990s, and from the rise of 'Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula' (AQAP) in the post-9/11 period to Obama-era drone strikes. Uzi  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rabi, Uzi.
Yemen
(OCoLC)900305841
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Uzi Rabi
ISBN: 9780857737717 0857737716
OCLC Number: 904133601
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 275 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Maps; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; A Note on Transliteration; Preface; 1. Ecological, Cultural and Historical Structures; British Policy in the South: Federalism, Over-Involvement and War in Yemen; The Transitory Period: The Road to Revolution, 1948-1962; The Imamate of Yemen in the Twentieth Century; The British Occupation; The Ottoman Presence; External Powers; Tribal Structures; Religious Characteristics; Topography, Geography and Socio-Demographic Features; 2. The Age of Revolutions: 1962-1978. Education and Popular Culture in the 1970sThe Unification Initiative of June 1972 and the Causes of its Failure; The Two Yemens: A Futile Dialogue and Civil War, 1970-1978; Salim Rubay' 'Ali's Presidency: June 1969-June 1978; Socialism in South Yemen: 1970-1978; Al-Ghashmi's Presidency: October 1977-April 1978; Ibrahim al-Hamdi's Presidency: 1974-1977; Al-Iryani's Presidency: September 1971-June 1974; North Yemen under the Rule of al-Iryani, al-Hamdi and al-Ghashmi, A Transition Period: 1970-1978; The Two Yemens: the Republican North and the Socialist South. The Path to Revolution in the South: The End of the British EraSallal's Republic, 1962-1967; Revolution in the North: from Imamate to Republic; 3. The Decline of the Socialist and Arab Nationalist Revolutions: 1978-1990; The Ascendance of the Islamists in North Yemen; 'Ali 'Abdallah Salih: The Victorious Leader; The Inter-Elitist Rivalries within Aden: 1986; Civil War: February 1979; 4. United Yemen; Unification through Coercion; Civil War Returns: May 1994; The Act of Unification; The Path to Unification; 5. Heading Toward a "Failed State"; The Challenge of Radical Islam: al-Qa'ida. The Shi'i revolt in Sa'daThe Free South (al-Janub al-Hurr); The Socio-Economic Crisis; Tribe and State: Between Confrontation and Accommodation; 6. The Arab Spring: New Challenges Exacerbate the Old; June 3, 2011; The Retreat of Central Authority; The Violence Escalates; The Gulf Initiative; The March 18 Turning Point; The Early Days; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography.
Series Title: Library of modern Middle East studies, 160.
Responsibility: Uzi Rabi.

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