Monday, October 18, 2010

Yemen - How to Fix the Instability. Fire President Saleh?

An opinion piece recently suggested that Yemen's biggest problem was not
" . . . the Zaidi Shiite rebellion in Yemen's north or the separatist movement in Yemen's south. It isn't the 40 percent unemployment. It isn't the near one-in-10 childhood mortality rate or the malnutrition that causes more than half the country's children to be stunted. Although all those factors exist, tragically, in this hospitable, ancient, and beautiful country, and all are grave, none of them is Yemen's main problem."
According to this columnist the big problem is the country's president - Saleh.  Read the article at "Our Man in Sanaa", Foreign Policy, October 6, 2010.

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