By Arastoo Taslim, AIC Research Associate
During the “Arab Spring” of 2011, protests across Yemen called for President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s resignation. After 33 years in office, Saleh abdicated power in February 2012 to his vice president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, via a single candidate election. One of the groups both supporting the ouster of Saleh and rejecting his replacement were the Houthis.
In this policy paper, Arastoo Taslim describes the reality on the ground, the interests of the key stakeholders, and outlines policy prescriptions to help achieve stability and a negotiated settlement in Yemen.Read More