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Beyond the Arab Cold WarThe International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68$
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Asher Orkaby

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190618445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.001.0001

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Recognizing the New Republic

Recognizing the New Republic

(p.30) 2 Recognizing the New Republic
Beyond the Arab Cold War

Asher Orkaby

Oxford University Press

The deposed Yemeni Imam Muhammad al-Badr escaped the shelling of his palace in September 1962 and fled north to gather loyal tribal militias. By the time al-Badr’s escape was revealed to the public, two months after the initial assault on Sana’a, most of the world had already recognized the new republic, under the assumption that al-Badr was dead. Egypt and the Soviet Union, which had both developed a close alliance with al-Badr before 1962, were compelled to recognize the republic or risk losing their political, economic, and strategic investments in Yemen. What emerged at the end of 1962 was a civil war between an Imam and his loyal tribesmen and a weak republic supported by Egypt and the Soviet Union.

Keywords:   Yemen Arab Republic, YAR, Nasser, Abdullah Sallal, Soviet Union, Egypt, UAR, Sana’a, Saudi Arabia

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