Text Browser Navigation Bar: Main Site Navigation and Search | Current Page Navigation | Current Page Content

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> Yemen and Stability in the Persian Gulf: Confronting the Threat from Within

Login to "My SSI" Contact About SSI Cart: 0 items

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> Details

Yemen and Stability in the Persian Gulf: Confronting the Threat from Within

Authored by Dr. Stephen C. Pelletiere.

Yemen and Stability in the Per... Cover Image

Other Studies by Keyword

+[Yemen] +[Saudi Arabia] +[Soviet] +[Persian Gulf] +[Oman] +[GCC] +[Pelletiere]

Brief Synopsis

Yemen is one of the oldest societies in the Middle East. It sits athwart one of the world's most strategic waterways, and hence, throughout the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union contended for influence over it. With the end of the Cold War, Yemen's fortunes sank. Soviet support vanished, and the United States saw little need to cultivate Sana'a, particularly in light of Yemen's actions preceding the Gulf War. This study argues that Yemen should not be abandoned. It is part of the vital Persian Gulf system, which the United States has pledged to uphold. That whole system could be destabilized by conflicts that currently simmer on Yemen's borders. The study suggests ways in which Yemen could be assisted economically, and also how tensions between it and its most important neighbor, Saudi Arabia, could be attenuated. The study focuses attention on a problem of growing importance for U.S. policymakers--that of the so-called failed state. It rarely happens, the author declares, that states can be allowed to fail without undermining regional stability. And sometimes--as looms in the case with Yemen--the damage could be considerable.

You may also be interested in the following titles:

Survey: Yemen and Stability in the Persian Gulf: Confronting the Threat from Within

1. How would you rate the writing and overall quality? (5 best - 1 Worst)

2. Is the content relevant for influencing present and future debates?

Also by the Author/Editor:

Land Power and Dual Containment: Rethinking America's Policy in the Gulf
Searching for Stable Peace in the Persian Gulf
Assessing the Costs of Failure
The Peace process, Phase One: Past Accomplishments, Future Concerns
Managing Strains in the Coalition: What to Do About Saddam?
A Theory of Fundamentalism: An Inquiry into the Origin and Development of the Movement
Terrorism: National Security Policy and the Home Front
Assad and the Peace Process: The Pivotal Role of Lebanon

View other pubs in the following category:

Middle East and North Africa

  • Download it Now!

    • Download Format: PDF
    • PDF File Size: 0.21MB
  • Hardcopies

    • Study is: Available via Download Only
    • View Cart
    • All hardcopies are free of charge, shipping inclusive.
    • For out of stock or digital only publications, refer to the new GPO on-demand site. For a small fee, recieve many prior publications. Click here to visit.
    • All materials on our website are available as a free download.

Subscribe using RSS Website Subscriptions