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December 1999


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Country Information on Yemen.
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Provides a country profile, a government contacts list, private sector listings, import-export statistics with the U.S., articles about Yemen, and links to related sites.

Embassy of the Republic of Yemen.
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Official site provides information on the history, current news summaries, brief overview of the government, brief economic overview, and description of the country with pictures.

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Article from the World Factbook with a map and information on the geography, people, government, economy, military and transnational issues.

Yemen (Republic of Yemen).
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University of Texas at Austin's Middle East Network Information Center offers extensive links grouped by subject such as Arts and Culture, Business and Economy, Government and Politics, News and Current Events, etc.

--Sites were last accessed on December 30, 1999.
--Inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply endorsement by the Air University Library or the United States Air Force.

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Almadhagi, Ahmed Noman Kassim. Yemen and the United States: A Study of a Small Power and Super-State Relationship 1962-1994. London, I. B. Tauris Publishers, 1996. 234 p.
Book call no.: 327.7305332 A444y

Carapico, Sheila. Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of Activism in Modern Arabia. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1998. 256 p.
Book call no.: 306.2 C261c

Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook 1999. Alexandria, VA, International Strategic Studies Association, 1999. 1760 p.
Yemen, pp 1657-1666.
Book call no.: R 355 D313 1999

Dekmejian, R. Hrair. Islam in Revolution: Fundamentalism in the Arab World. 2nd ed. Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University Press, 1995. 307 p.
The Sudan, Libya, and Yemen, pp 186-194.
Book call no.: 322.10917671 D328i

Foreign Military Markets: Middle East & Africa. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 1999. 1 vol. (DMS Market Intelligence Reports)
Republic of Yemen--October 1999 (offers information on the current politics and government, an economic and trade synopsis, budget, defense issues, military posture analysis, force structure, etc).
Book call no.: R 338.476234 F7142

International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Military Balance 1999/2000. London, International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1999. 320 p.
Yemen, p 150.
Book call no.: R 355 L847m 1999/2000

Jane's Sentinel: The Gulf States. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 1999. 1 vol.
Yemen (offers a forty-eight page report including information on natural resources, infrastructure, internal and external affairs, defence spending, army, air force, and navy, etc).
Book call no.: R 953.6 J33 1999 May-Oct

The Middle East and North Africa 1999. 45th ed. London, Europa, 1998. 1175 p.
Yemen (includes information on recent history, geography, the economy, etc.), pp 1136-1175.
Book call no.: R 915.6 M627 45th ed. 1999

Political Risk Yearbook 1998: Middle East and North Africa. East Syracuse, NY, PRS Group, 1998. 1 vol.
Offers a 22 page report with background on Yemen's social & economic conditions, political actors, international relationships, sources of power, eighteen months forcasts concerning stability, turmoil, economic problems, etc.
Book call no.: R 956.05 P769 1998

Population, Poverty, and Politics in Middle East Cities, edited by Michael E. Bonine. Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 1997. 361 p.
Urban Conservation in the Old City of San'a, pp 64-81.
Book call no.: 307.76 P831

Russell, Malcolm B. The Middle East and South Asia 1999. 33rd ed. Harpers Ferry, WV, Stryker-Post Publications, 1999. 257 p.
The Republic of Yemen, pp 240-245.
Book call no.: R 915 C635m 33rd ed 1999

Spencer, William. Global Studies: The Middle East. 7th ed. Guilford, CT, Dushkin/McGraw-Hill , 1998. 244 p.
Yemen, pp 154-159.
Book call no.: R 956 G562g 7th ed. 1998

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. The World Factbook 1999. Washington, Central Intelligence Agency/Brassey's, 1999. 639 p.
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Yemen, pp 515-517.
Book call no.: R 910 W927 1999

United States. Department of State. Congressional Presentation for Foreign Operations. Fiscal Year 2000. Washington, GPO, 1999. 1345 p.
Yemen (includes the overall U.S. objectives, strategy, etc), pp 568-570.
Book call no.: R 355.0320973 C749 2000

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Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute. Yemen and Stability in the Persian Gulf: Confronting the Threat from Within. Carlisle Barracks, PA, May 1996. 43 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-597

United States. Marine Corps Intelligence Activity. Yemen Country Handbook. Quantico, VA, 1998. 1 vol.
Doc. call no.: M-U 44153-60


Abadi, Jacob. Pragmatism and Rhetoric in Yemen's Policy Toward Israel. Journal of Third World Studies 16:95-118 Fall 1999.

Angry in Aden. Economist 350:58-59 February 6-12, 1999.
Discusses the 1999 bombing in Aden, the involvement of Abu Hamza al-Masn, Hamza's training camp for militants, and Britain's relationship to Hamza.

Bin Laden's Revenge. World Press Review 46:19-20 March 1999.
Reviews the kidnapping of 16 tourists in Yemen, profiles the kidnappers, and discusses the controversial rescue mission launched by Yemeni authorities.

Bruce, James. Saudi's Building Military City on Yemen Border. Jane's Defence Weekly 25:3 May 15, 1996.

Democratic Steps. World Press Review 44:22-23 July 1997.
Discusses the results of Yemen's first parliamentary elections since the civil war.

Dresch, Paul and Haykel, Bernard. Stereotypes and Political Styles: Islamists and Tribesfolk in Yemen. International Journal of Middle East Studies 27:405-431 November 1995.
Examines the political party of Islah, its historical progress, public identity, and its general adviser.

Gidron, Avner. Disputes: Eritrea's Ally? World Press Review 43:25 March 1996.
Yemen alleges that Israel backed the Eritrean troops who captured three Red Sea islands from Yemen.

Halliday, Fred. The Third Inter-Yemeni War and Its Consequences. Asian Affairs 26:131-140 June 1995.

Halliday, Fred. Yemen's Uneasy Elections. World Today 53:73-76 March 1997.

Hermida, Alfred. Yemen: The South Secedes. Middle East International No.476:8-9 May 27, 1994.

Joffe, George. Yemen--The Reasons for Conflict. Jane's Intelligence Review 6:368-373 August 1994.

Kiernan, Peter. Yemen: Surviving the Odds. The Middle East No.282:23-25 September 1998.

Lackey, Sue. Yemen: Unlikely Key to Western Security. Jane's Intelligence Review 11:24-29 July 1999.

Lefebvre, Jeffrey A. Red Sea Security and the Geopolitical-Economy of the Hanish Islands Dispute. Middle East Journal 52:367-385 Summer 1998.
Examines the Eritrea-Yemen conflict over the Hanish Islands and its impact on the security of the Red Sea region.

Molyneux, Maxine. Women's Rights and Political Contingency: The Case of Yemen, 1990-1994. Middle East Journal 49:418-431 Summer 1995.

Okruhlik, Gwenn and Conge, Patrick. National Autonomy, Labor Migration and Political Crisis: Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Middle East Journal 51:554-565 Autumn 1997.

Pearl, Daniel. Voting Rights: Yemen Steers a Path Toward Democracy, with Some Surprises. Wall Street Journal, p A1, col 1, March 28, 1997.

Peterson, Scott. War Against Terrorism Turns to Yemen. Christian Science Monitor, p 1, January 4, 1999.
Describes the suspected role of Yemen in international terrorism.

Schmitz, Chuck. Civil War in Yemen: The Price of Unity? Current History 94:33-36 January 1995.

Schofield, Clive and Pratt, Martin. Eritrea and Yemen at Odds in the Red Sea. Jane's Intelligence Review 8:264-268 June 1996.

Siddiqi, Moin A. Yemen: Financial Report. The Middle East No.282:26-27 September 1998.

Vom Bruck, Gabriele. Ibrahim's Childhood. Middle Eastern Studies 35:150-171 April 1999.
Discusses social and political conditions in Yemen through the recollections of a Yemeni boy born into a sayyid family renowned for its scholarship for more than a millennium.

Watkins, Eric. Yemen: A Thin Veil of Democracy. The Middle East No.266:6-8 April 1997.

Watkins, Eric. Yemen: Saleh Cracks Down on the Opposition. The Middle East No.249:16-17 October 1995.
Despite his military victory in the 1994 civil war, President Saleh continues to experience difficulties. The National Front for the Opposition is discussed.

Westing, Arthur H. The Eritrean-Yemeni Conflict over the Hanish Archipelago. Security Dialogue 27:201-206 June 1996.

Whitaker, Brian. Reunited by Force. Middle East International No.480:10-11 July 22, 1994.

Whitaker, Brian. Yemen: Kidnap Damage. Middle East International No.592:14-15 January 29, 1999.
Crisis with Britain continues with trial of five Britons accused of terrorism.

Whitaker, Brian. Yemen: Row with Britain. Middle East International No.591:14-15 January 15, 1999.
Discusses the kidnapping of Western tourists.

Whitaker, Brian. Yemen: Trials in Progress. Middle East International No.594:15-16 February 26, 1999.

Wyllie, James. Conflict in Yemen--Strategic Implications. Jane's Intelligence Review 6:366-367 August 1994.

Yemen. Military Technology 23, no.1:232 (World Defense Almanac 1998-1999) 1999.

Yemen-Eritrea Dispute. UN Chronicle 33:93-94 Spring 1996.
Discusses UN Secretary General's mediation of the Hanish Islands dispute.

Yemen Holds Vote; First since '94 Strife. New York Times, p A9, col 1, April 28, 1997.
Discusses the election and the reported violence.

Yemen's Ruling Party. Wall Street Journal, p A1, col 3, May 1, 1997.
Yemen's ruling party wins an overwhelming majority in April elections.

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