Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon (Google eBook)

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Rand Corporation, Apr 28, 2010 - History - 410 pages
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For nearly six years, the government of Yemen has conducted military operations north of the capital against groups of its citizens known as "Huthis." In spite of using all means at its disposal, the government has been unable to subdue the Huthi movement. This book presents an in-depth look at the conflict in all its aspects. The authors detail the various stages of the conflict and map out its possible future trajectories.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Context of RegimePeriphery Relations in Northern Yemen
17
CHAPTER ONE Sada in the North Yemeni Context
19
Tribalismand Religion
45
From Tension to Conflict Social Change and Huthi Emergence 1980s2004
79
CHAPTER THREE RunUp to the RegimeHuthi Conflict 1980s2001
81
Triggers of Conflict 20012004
111
The Six Sada Wars
129
Conclusion
261
APPENDIX A Population Characteristics of Sada Governorate
281
Overview and Comparison to Other Versions of Shiism
285
APPENDIX C Major Huthist Ideological Tracts
297
APPENDIX D Important Personalities in the Huthi Conflict
309
APPENDIX F Conflict Ceasefire Conditions
315
APPENDIX G FiftyFive Huthi Leaders Wanted by the GoY August 2009
319
APPENDIX H Sources and Challenges in Understanding the Huthi Conflict
321

Time Line Geography and Magnitude of HuthiGoY Fighting
131
Goals and Methods
159
CHAPTER SEVEN The Huthis as Combatants
189
The Environmental Human and Economic Consequences of HuthiGoY Fighting
243
Western Sources
339
NonWestern Sources
363
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About the author (2010)

BARAK A. SALMONI is assistant professor of national security affairs at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He has authored numerous journal articles on subjects such education in Egypt and Turkey, democracy in the Middle East, US military policy, and contemporary Iraq.

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