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Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday links

Some guy named Gregory Johnsen- who may or may not know much about Yemen- has an article in The National about Yemen's upcoming power struggles.   This is something which I think Greg is one of the only people talking about.   There is a lot of behind-the-scenes scheming as the older generation is fading away.  This is interesting, because the modern Yemeni state has no real mechanism for transition.  Greg does a great job of illustrating some of the players, and what they are doing.  

The London Review of Books has a long article by everyone's favorite lefty agitator, Tariq Ali.   It is mostly history, with very little analysis, but the history is probably more-or-less unknown to most readers- since, you know, it is about Yemen.  I have some quibbles with the article, but am having trouble getting my thoughts straight what with basketball on the tv and the computer.  It is a major article though, and deserves a going-over, and will get one soon enough. 

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