25 Aug '13, 1pm

#YEMEN: Death Squads Versus Death From Above

August 25, 2013: The new government is having a hard time running the country in part because it doesn’t have the extensive network of tribal allies and access to tribal leaders (for making deals) the deposed Saleh government had. Over the decades in power Saleh built this network, as well as a growing alliance of bitter foes. Eventually there were more enemies than allies and Saleh was out. But the new government has plenty of enemies (separatist tribes in the south and Shia ones in the north demanding more autonomy) and economic problems (a growing water shortage, massive corruption, poverty and a dysfunctional economy). There are no easy solutions to any of this, although the Arab oil states to the north and the West (in general) will provide aid if the government will make a real effort to reduce the al Qaeda presence. Saleh had earned the enmity of the Gulf States and...

Full article: http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20130825.aspx

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