Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi meets with Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas, Sana'a, February, 2013
Due to continuous postponements of the national dialogue – now expected to take
place in March 2013 – Yemen remains largely unstable. Many fear that further
delays or cancellation may result in serious insecurity or possibly civil war.
President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi continues to face immense challenges in
peace and prosperity to the country. This has been spurred by the fact that
of the political parties have failed to take account of the representative
quotas allocated to southerners, youth, women and NGOs.
This has led to general disharmony which left untamed may result in another
uprising and further security issues. It is, therefore, imperative for foreign
companies operating within the country to keep abreast of all the latest news
developments. Yemen Focus covers the big political issues that affect Yemen in
light of international efforts to prevent the country deteriorating to a point
that could threaten this fragile state's stability.
The recent kidnapping of two Western citizens have heightened fears about the
country's overall stability. On top of the threats posed by a secessionist
movement in its southern and eastern governorates, and an intermittent
rebellion in the
north, Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) uses Yemen as a base to attack
international interests and regional states. This, in particular, has focused
global attention on Yemen but it is only one of several major problems that
contribute to gloomy prognostications about possible state failure. It is vital
support programme launched by Yemen's Western and regional allies succeeds in
hauling the country back from the brink; time is of the essence.
Menas Associates, drawing on its long and deep experience of Yemen, takes the
view that the country does indeed face formidable challenges but that there is
sufficient time to deal with them if action focusing on the key difficulties is
taken quickly. Looking beyond conventional news coverage, Yemen Focus provides
exclusive information and a balanced analysis of the very difficult political,
economic and social environment in the country. It is essential reading for
governments, international agencies and companies with vital interests there.
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