You searched for: Content Type Policy Brief Remove constraint Content Type: Policy Brief Publishing Institution Chatham House Remove constraint Publishing Institution: Chatham House Political Geography Arab Countries Remove constraint Political Geography: Arab Countries Topic International Relations Remove constraint Topic: International Relations
- Author: Ginny Hill
- Publication Date: 11-2008
- Content Type: Policy Brief
- Institution: Chatham House
- Abstract: Yemen presents a potent combination of problems for policy-makers confronting the prospect of state failure in this strategically important Red Sea country. It is the poorest state in the Arab world, with high levels of unemployment, rapid population growth and dwindling water resources. President Saleh faces an intermittent civil war in the north, a southern separatist movement and resurgent terrorist groups. Yemen's jihadi networks appear to be growing as operating conditions in Iraq and Saudi Arabia become more difficult. The underlying drivers for future instability are economic. The state budget is heavily dependent on revenue from dwindling oil supplies. Yemen's window of opportunity to shape its own future and create a post-oil economy is narrowing.
- Topic: International Relations, Political Economy, Politics
- Political Geography: Middle East, Yemen, Arab Countries, Saudi Arabia