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Title

  • The conflicts in Yemen and U.S. national security

Other Title

  • Conflicts in Yemen and United States national security
  • Conflicts in Yemen and US national security

Summary

  • Yemen is not currently a failed state, but it is experiencing huge political and economic problems that can have a direct impact on U.S. interests in the region. It has a rapidly expanding population with a resource base that is limited and already leaves much of the current population in poverty. The government obtains around a third of its budget revenue from sales of its limited and declining oil stocks, which most economists state will be exhausted by 2017. Yemen also has critical water shortages and a variety of interrelated security problems. In Saʹada province in Yemen's northern mountainous region, there has been an intermittent rebellion by Houthi tribesmen (now experiencing a cease-fire) who accuse the government of discrimination and other actions against their Zaydi Shi'ite religious sect. In southern Yemen, a powerful independence movement has developed which is mostly nonviolent but is increasingly angry and confrontational. More recently, Yemen has emerged as one of the most important theaters for the struggle against al-Qaeda. Yemen is among the worst places on earth to cede to al-Qaeda in this struggle, but it is also an especially distrustful and wary nation in its relationship with Western nations and particularly the United States. All of these problems are difficult to address because the central government has only limited capacity to extend its influence into tribal areas beyond the capital and major cities. The United States must therefore do what it can to support peaceful resolutions of Yemen's problems with the Houthis and Southern Movement while continuing to assist the government's struggle against al-Qaeda forces in Yemen. It must further pursue these policies in ways that avoid provoking a backlash among the Yemeni population which will not tolerate significant numbers of U.S. combat troops in Yemen.

Names

  • Terrill, W. Andrew
  • Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute

Created / Published

  • Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011.

Contents

  • Summary -- The conflicts in Yemen and U.S. national security -- Introduction -- The Yemeni political system in crisis -- Yemen's security concerns with the Houthi rebellion and the Southern secessionists -- The Houthi rebellion -- The Southern movement -- Yemeni regional politics and the relationship with Saudi Arabia -- The origins and development of the Al-Qaeda presence in Yemen -- The intensification and expansion of the Al-Qaeda threat in Yemen -- U.S. interests and policies involving Yemen -- Conclusion and recommendations

Headings

  • -  Qaida (Organization)
  • -  Insurgency--Yemen (Republic)
  • -  National security--United States
  • -  National security--Yemen (Republic)
  • -  Political stability--Yemen (Republic)
  • -  Shīʻah--Yemen (Republic)
  • -  Terrorism--Yemen (Republic)
  • -  Zaydīs--Yemen (Republic)
  • -  United States--Foreign relations--Yemen (Republic)
  • -  Yemen (Republic)--Foreign relations--United States
  • -  Yemen (Republic)--Politics and government--21st century

Notes

  • -  "January 2011."
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-104).
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (xi, 104 pages)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E183.8.Y4

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  • 2023692743

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Terrill, W. Andrew, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. The conflicts in Yemen and U.S. national security. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692743/.

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Terrill, W. A. & Army War College, U. S. S. S. I. (2011) The conflicts in Yemen and U.S. national security. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692743/.

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Terrill, W. Andrew, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. The conflicts in Yemen and U.S. national security. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2023692743/>.