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Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon

  title={Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon},
  author={Barak A. Salmoni and Bryce Loidolt and Madeleine Wells},
Summary Introduction Sa'da in the North Yemeni Context The Sociocultural Ecology of the Huthi Conflict: Tribalism and Religion Run-Up to the Regime-Huthi Conflict, 1980s-2001 From Tension to Confrontation: Triggers of Conflict, 2001-2004 From Phases to Rolling Conflict: Time Line, Geography, and Magnitude of Huthi-GoY Fighting GoY Operations: Goals and Methods The Huthis as Combatants Conflict Prolongers: The Environmental, Human, and Economic Consequences of Huthi-GoY Fighting Conclusion… 

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Competing for Control over the State: The Case of Yemen

  • Maria-Louise Clausen
  • Sociology, Political Science
    Rethinking Statehood in the Middle East and North Africa
  • 2020
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The Military Role in Yemen's Protests: Civil-Military Relations in the Tribal Republic

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The Yemen Armed Conflict in the Perspective of International Humanitarian Law

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Islamization and American Policy

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A map analysis of Middle East immigrants in Detroit and suburbs, 1961-1974.

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