Monday, 06 June 2011 00:55
Yemen: a map ruled by conflict
Khaled Fattah explains that the movement to oust Ali Abdullah Saleh may not be able to save Yemen from its long-exploited divisions. For the regional and international audience, Saleh waved his two warning cards: al-Qaeda and civil war. Four months after the first calls for him to go, he lingers on. Unlike the other Arab countries where popular protests blossomed, the Yemen of Saleh is neither a police state nor a military dictatorship and, impressively enough, Saleh will hardly negotiate the terms of his departure, nor would his replacement with another leader save the country from its divisions.