Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World

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Univ of California Press, Jan 9, 2018 - History - 294 pages
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Since March 2015, a Saudi-led international coalition of forces—supported by Britain and the United States—has waged devastating war in Yemen. Largely ignored by the world’s media, the resulting humanitarian disaster and full-scale famine threatens millions. Destroying Yemen offers the first in-depth historical account of the transnational origins of this war, placing it in the illuminating context of Yemen’s relationship with major powers since the Cold War. Bringing new sources and a deep understanding to bear on Yemen’s profound, unwitting implication in international affairs, this explosive book ultimately tells an even larger story of today’s political economy of global capitalism, development, and the war on terror as disparate actors intersect in Arabia.
 

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Contents

Yemen 19902015
7
The Quest for Global Hegemony Starts There
28
Evolution of Yemens borders 19181934
47
The Region That Pumps the Heart of the Cold War 19411960
57
and the Violence They Spun
113
The Regime and
142
Evolution of Yemens borders 19671990
144
GCC and Hadiimposed federal regions 2014 198
153
Plundering Yemen and Its PostSpring Hiatus
170
Protest Tahrir Square Sanaa January 2013 5
185
Huthis Sanaa January 2013
194
Notes
213
Bibliography
265
Index
287
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Isa Blumi is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University. He is the author of Ottoman Refugees, 1878-1939, Foundations of Modernity, and Reinstating the Ottomans.

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