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Yemen and the World: Beyond Insecurity

Laurent Bonnefoy

Abstract

Contemporary Yemen has an image-problem. It has long fascinated travelers and artists, and to many the country embodies both Arab and Muslim authenticity; it stands at important geostrategic and commercial crossroads. Yet, strangely, Yemen is globally perceived as somehow both marginal and passive, while also being dangerous and problematic. The Saudi offensive launched in 2015 has made Yemen a victim of regional power struggles, while the global “war on terror” has labelled it a threat to international security. This perception has had disastrous effects without generating real interest in th ... More

Keywords: Yemen, International Relations, Saudi Arabia, Migration, Antiterrorism, Globalization, Islamism, Middle East

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190922597
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190922597.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurent Bonnefoy, author
CNRS