Yemen http://epc.ae/research-unit/yemen en The Houthi Movement: Political, Military and Doctrinal Dilemmas http://epc.ae/publication/the-houthi-movement-political-military-and-doctrinal-dilemmas <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Houthi Movement: Political, Military and Doctrinal Dilemmas</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The unity in Yemen led to a new situation where followers of the Zaidi doctrine were able to establish the following political and cultural movements to regain their role and preserve their identity, such as Al-Haq Party, which included scholars, intellectuals and politicians. It took part in the first parliamentary elections and won two seats. One of them was occupied by Hussein Badr Eddin al-Houthi, the founding father of the Houthi Movement, and the Believing Youth Forum, which proved itself to be a cultural and educational movement dedicated to youths. Hussein Badr Eddin al-Houthi saw these institutions as a platform to call Zaidi youths in Sa’dah. The Houthi movement capitalized on chaos and confusion in Yemen following the Arab Spring. Furthermore, the movement received support from the leaders of the Iranian Islamic Revolution. Yemeni unity came under threat due to the decline of the state’s sovereignty, the deep rift among parties of the transitional process and the spread of arms. The Houthi movement shifted the Zaidi sect in Yemen from its traditional jurisprudential and social dimension after the fall of the Imamate rule into a form of political action supported by armed forces, loaded with a cross-border missionary thought that converged politically with the Iranian project in the region. This convergence came despite the jurisprudential and doctrinal disagreement between the Zaidis and the Twelvers. The status quo, however, is a convergence between the Zaidi and Ja’fari schools of thought on the premise of a belief in the ideas of imamate and the leadership of al al-Bayt (Household of the Prophet), and idea of revolution.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preview field--type-file field--label-hidden field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="http://epc.ae/sites/default/files/2017-05/YEMEN_Eng_resized.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=21305430">YEMEN_Eng_resized.pdf</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19fb82898.jpg" width="583" height="496" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/policy-papers" hreflang="en">Policy Papers</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/11" hreflang="en">Book</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5826 at http://epc.ae The Relationship between the General Peoples’ Congress and the Houthis: Reality, Dimensions and Prospects http://epc.ae/publication/the-relationship-between-the-general-peoples-congress-and-the-houthis-reality-dimensions-and-prospects <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Relationship between the General Peoples’ Congress and the Houthis: Reality, Dimensions and Prospects</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This analysis reviews the new conditions for the social and political status of the General Peoples’ Congress (GPC) imposed by the developments of the political situation in areas controlled by the Houthis and ways to earn and preserve it. Some of the GPC leaders and figures realized that they must adapt to the conditions and dictations of the new reality. It seems natural that some of the GPC’s political, media and tribal elites, as well as its grassroots, have rushed to the side of the Houthis at a time when the party is suffering from multiplicity at the leadership level. The GPC leader Ali Abdullah Saleh has lost some elements of power and attraction, which he derived from his position as the president of the country. However, to what extent this will apply to the whole party? And what are the prospects of the relationship between the GPC and Houthis? This is what the paper attempts to answer in view of the related developments.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19f88a352.jpg" width="400" height="266" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/policy-analysis" hreflang="en">Policy Analysis</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12" hreflang="en">Paper</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5783 at http://epc.ae The Saudi Declaration of the MB a Terrorist Group and its Impact on the Yemeni MB http://epc.ae/publication/the-saudi-declaration-of-the-mb-a-terrorist-group-and-its-impact-on-the-yemeni-mb <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Saudi Declaration of the MB a Terrorist Group and its Impact on the Yemeni MB</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">epc</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 05/21/2014 - 16:27</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This paper analyzes the impact of the Saudi Arabia declaration of the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group on the al-Islah Party, which represents MB in Yemen. The paper posits that the Saudi decision will cause the group more severe losses than the Egyptian declaration, due to the special relationship between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The huge Saudi influence in Yemen, which is based on a wide network of local agents and the existence of variables on the ground, further reveals this decision‘s harsh results. The paper also reviews different manifestations of the MB losses as a result of Riyadh’s decision.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-09/page%203-4%20_%202_3.jpg" width="350" height="256" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/position-papers" hreflang="en">Position Papers</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12" hreflang="en">Paper</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:27:18 +0000 epc 5862 at http://epc.ae Yemeni Regions and its Problems: The Azal Region (4-7) http://epc.ae/publication/yemeni-regions-and-its-problems-the-azal-region-4-7 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Yemeni Regions and its Problems: The Azal Region (4-7)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Azal region is one of the six Yemeni regions with the largest, most complicated and most sensitive mixture of problems and challenges. The region enjoys an apparent harmony due to the domination of the tribal structure on the population. But this harmony embodies a number of problems and challenges, which basically stem from the strong presence and involvement of the tribe in the political and social affairs. The tribes are involved in the ongoing political struggle as well as the tribal infighting, such as the struggle with the Houthis and struggle over centers of power. Tribes in Azal are distributed among the various and most influential centers of power in the country. In addition to being the major source of fighters and mercenaries in the political and non-political struggles, the Azal region hosts the biggest non-official arsenal of weapons in the country’s history. Furthermore, the region is the scene for the major activity for arms smuggling and trade and hosts the most important market for this trade. The Azal region also suffers from an unprecedented sectarian tension, which makes it the first candidate for a sectarian struggle. As for its relationship with the state, the problems and challenges faced by Azal have a national dimension. The state’s problems in this region do not stem from these evolving challenges only, but from doing nothing to tackle them as well. Some of Azal’s problems have an external dimension due to its proximity to Saudi Arabia, which makes it the scene for the raging Sunni-Shiite competition and confrontation between the Tehran and Riyadh axes.</p> <p>Image Source: Reuters Pictures</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19f917d04.jpg" width="1920" height="1378" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/position-papers" hreflang="en">Position Papers</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12" hreflang="en">Paper</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-page-count field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No.of Pages</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-word-count field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No. of Words</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">ISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publisher</div> <div class="field__item">Emirates Policy Center </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-eisbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">EISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> Tue, 20 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5799 at http://epc.ae The Houthis are a Terrorist Group: The Saudi Decision and its Impact on the Houthi Movement in Yemen http://epc.ae/publication/the-houthis-are-a-terrorist-group-the-saudi-decision-and-its-impact-on-the-houthi-movement-in-yemen <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Houthis are a Terrorist Group: The Saudi Decision and its Impact on the Houthi Movement in Yemen</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 05/18/2014 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The paper analyzes the consequences of the Saudi Arabian decision to designate the Houthis a terrorist group, which came as a surprise for Yemeni circles. It is likely that the Saudi decision will have several direct and indirect negative effects on the Houthi Movement, notably confusing its political situation, which it achieved over the past years. Riyadh’s decision will impose burdens on the Houthis’ formal and informal relations and weaken its alliances.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19f882f2b.jpg" width="600" height="405" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/position-papers" hreflang="en">Position Papers</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12" hreflang="en">Paper</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> Sun, 18 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5782 at http://epc.ae The Position of the Independent Youth in the Yemeni Political Formula http://epc.ae/publication/the-position-of-the-independent-youth-in-the-yemeni-political-formula <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Position of the Independent Youth in the Yemeni Political Formula</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Until this moment, youth in Yemen with independent inclinations lack a political and a social framework to represent them, unite them and provide their activism the character of collective and institutional action. Meanwhile, the employment of the apparent independent character bestowed on some youth circles and the employment of the independent character enjoyed by other youth circles, is a general behavior shared by most parties, organizations and centers of power, which are strongly active in the political landscape. Independent Youth circles are usually exploited in the struggle between these forces. It seems that independent youth are not in a position that qualifies them to fully preserve their virtual arena. In view of the active multi-directional polarization process, this segment has been declining since day one of the protests of 2011, until now. Despite many weaknesses, the youth segment enjoys important points of strength, but one cannot refute the fact that independent youth are still lingering in a remote corner of the sidelines of the Yemeni political equation.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19f91fe7a.jpg" width="624" height="413" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/position-papers" hreflang="en">Position Papers</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12" hreflang="en">Paper</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">ISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publisher</div> <div class="field__item">Emirates Policy Center </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-eisbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">EISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> Fri, 16 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5800 at http://epc.ae Yemeni Regions and its Problems: The Saba’ (Sheba) Region (3-7) http://epc.ae/publication/yemeni-regions-and-its-problems-the-saba-sheba-region-3-7 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Yemeni Regions and its Problems: The Saba’ (Sheba) Region (3-7)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Like other regions in the country, Saba’ will face a number of problems and challenges, notably the domination of the tribal structure on demography, which as much as it suggests a demographic harmony in the region, it will still be a source for many problems, including: tribal differences, non-compliance with laws, and ownership of arms and involvement in an international trafficking ring on which they depend economically. The security and economic sensitivity of the Saba’ region gives it the status of the critical region in Yemen which is on the verge of a transition to the federal system. The tribes also interfere in politics, which leads to tribal competition over controlling the region. In addition to the tribal structure of Saba’ region, it is on the threshold of a struggle over resources at several levels: between the region itself and the state, among the various governorates of the region and among the tribes. Furthermore, the rampant terror problem in Saba’ region, in which al-Qaeda is active in two of its three governorates, has turned it into a scene for the “war against terrorism”. The third governorate also is a hot spot for sectarian tension cloaked with politics between Sunnis and Shiites and susceptible to erupt in the future. As for the relationship between Saba’ region and the state, this region will remain a source for many problems and challenges related to national security. Due to its location on the borders with Saudi Arabia and its geographic location, Saba’ region makes a connection point for a huge international trafficking ring to smuggle goods, arms, drugs, people and terrorists. A large segment of the population are involved in this ring and depend on it economically.</p> <p>Image Source: Reuters Pictures</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19f90f9a9.jpg" width="1920" height="1080" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/position-papers" hreflang="en">Position Papers</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12" hreflang="en">Paper</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">ISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publisher</div> <div class="field__item">Emirates Policy Center </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-eisbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">EISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5798 at http://epc.ae Saudi Arabia Brandishes “Abdullah’s Sword”: The Significance of the “Largest” Saudi Military Maneuver from a Yemeni Perspective http://epc.ae/publication/saudi-arabia-brandishes-abdullahs-sword-the-significance-of-the-largest-saudi-military-maneuver-from-a-yemeni-perspective <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Saudi Arabia Brandishes “Abdullah’s Sword”: The Significance of the “Largest” Saudi Military Maneuver from a Yemeni Perspective</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014, the Saudi armed forces concluded a 15-day military maneuvers and training dubbed “Abdullah’s Sword.” This military exercise was described as the largest of its kind carried out by Riyadh. Saudi media said that more than 130,000 soldiers took part in the exercise with the participation of a large number of planes, ships, helicopters, land equipment, combat vehicles, tanks and anti-aircraft missile systems. The Northern, Eastern and Southern military commands took part in the maneuvers, which were run by the defense center and which is considered the main center for the Saudi military decision-making activities. This paper tries to explore Yemen’s point of view towards this latest Saudi military exercise and the nature of the assessment reached by the political and military decision-making circles in Yemen. The paper points out that the views of the various Yemeni circles towards the “Abdullah’s Sword” exercise, which received huge media coverage, were different from the official Saudi framework of maneuvers, due to the contradictory messages sensed by the Yemeni side.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19f8f369f.jpg" width="600" height="338" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/policy-analysis" hreflang="en">Policy Analysis</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12" hreflang="en">Paper</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-page-count field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No.of Pages</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-word-count field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No. of Words</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">ISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publisher</div> <div class="field__item">Emirates Policy Center </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-eisbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">EISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> Tue, 13 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5796 at http://epc.ae The Significance of the Imminent Return of President al-Attas: Will President Hadi Redraft his Alliances upon Regional Desire? http://epc.ae/publication/the-significance-of-the-imminent-return-of-president-al-attas-will-president-hadi-redraft-his-alliances-upon-regional-desire <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Significance of the Imminent Return of President al-Attas: Will President Hadi Redraft his Alliances upon Regional Desire?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The imminent return of former South Yemeni President Abu Bakr al-Attas to the country accompanied by some southern leaders abroad, is expected to change the equation of influence and power in the south. This change does not mean only weakening the influence of former President Ali Salem al-Beidh and Hasan Ba’oum, who head the two southern factions known for their secessionist endeavors, but also, among other things, rounding up the remaining presence of the Socialist Party in this arena. Nevertheless, it is clear that this expected return is part of a wide process that aims to bring some change on the balance equation in the country within the official power and around it. In fact, there are enough reasons for this expected return to be a source of real concern for the leadership of the al-Islah Party and centers of power around it. Some of these reasons include that the role to be played by al-Attas, might be more than an expression by President Hadi of his need to widen the sphere of his alliances, to free himself of the pressure of al-Islah Party. Although this possibility in itself is highly important and dangerous for al-Islah, still the more important and dangerous possibility has to do with whether the expected return of al-Attas and his company, is closely related to a regional desire to exclude al-Islah Party from Hadi’s alliance, which is certainly a possibility.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19f92feb6.jpg" width="431" height="340" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/policy-analysis" hreflang="en">Policy Analysis</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12" hreflang="en">Paper</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-page-count field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No.of Pages</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-word-count field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No. of Words</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">ISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publisher</div> <div class="field__item">Emirates Policy Center </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-eisbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">EISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> Mon, 12 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5802 at http://epc.ae One Movement, Three Scenarios: The Potential Future Tracks for the Houthi Movement in Yemen http://epc.ae/publication/one-movement-three-scenarios-the-potential-future-tracks-for-the-houthi-movement-in-yemen <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">One Movement, Three Scenarios: The Potential Future Tracks for the Houthi Movement in Yemen</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 05/11/2014 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The recent developments in Yemen showed the tendency of the Houthi movement, which practically is in control of the northern Sa’dah governorate, to shift into a new movement phase. The growth of the Houthis as an armed militant phenomena, is raising concern among several parties, especially after moving in its use of arms as a tool for defense to a tool for expansion benefiting from the state’s preoccupation with its transitional situation and the deep political and economic challenges it faces. All of this raises a question about the Houthis motivations behind continuing its military expansion, the reality of its project and the project’s objectives and where might this project reach, amidst this clear oscillation between the military approach and civil incorporation in view of the facts of the surrounding environment, positions of the rest of local, regional and international forces. This assessment presents and discusses in detail, three future scenarios facing the Houthi movement now.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19f92802a.jpg" width="624" height="415" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/position-papers" hreflang="en">Position Papers</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12" hreflang="en">Paper</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">ISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publisher</div> <div class="field__item">Emirates Policy Center </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-eisbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">EISBN</div> <div class="field__item">0</div> </div> Sun, 11 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5801 at http://epc.ae