James Spencer

  • President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to Yemen after three months of convalescence in Saudi Arabia. He sneaked back without fanfare or prior announcement in the early hours of 23 September. Diplomats and even senior members of his own party were caught by surprise. Many are wondering what it ...

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  • While the world focuses on events in Libya, less telegenic actions unfold in Yemen. There, rather than the plucky rebels vanquishing the dictator and his cronies, the ruling clique has succeeded in clinging to power. Although Yemen had some activists before the Arab spring, most domestic politics ...

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