Democratization in the Arab World?: Yemen’s Aborted Opening

Issue Date October 2002
Volume 13
Issue 4
Page Numbers 48-55
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While President Ali Abdallah Salih continues to call Yemen an ’emerging democracy,’ it more closely resembles the autocracy of the pre-unification North.

About the Author

Jillian Schwedler is assistant professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland and chair of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), publisher of Middle East Report.

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