Dividing Yemen into Federal Regions: Opportunities, Challenges and Dangers

EPC | 19 Feb 2014

The decision to divide Yemen into 6 regions – 2 in the south and 4 in the north – a step on the road towards a comprehensive political settlement, which was the objective of the NDC. This analysis presents the opportunities and benefits of this division, notably, defusing the struggle over unity, which was moving along the North/South lines over the past years, and weakening the chances for this struggle to remain active at this bilateral level. This analysis also reviews a number of challenges, which might obstruct the success of this plan.

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