Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Destroying YemenWhat Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Isa Blumi

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520296138

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520296138.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 31 July 2021

Plundering Yemen and Its Post-Spring Hiatus

Plundering Yemen and Its Post-Spring Hiatus

(p.170) Six Plundering Yemen and Its Post-Spring Hiatus
Destroying Yemen

Isa Blumi

University of California Press

This chapter analyzes the aggressive role KSA played in the negotiation phase of the post-2011 crisis in Yemen. A close reading points to a long-term ambition to annex large areas of Yemen rich in oil and water. Methods used for the last century to realize these goals of robbing Yemen of its wealth included first support of pliable locals to help upset stability in the country. Parallel to supporting local politicians is the more recent strategy of paying for the training, arming and logistical support of radical Islamic groups today known as Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Ansar al-Sharia, Islah Party (the Muslim Brotherhood) and more recently Da‘ish/ISIS. Now that these tools have also failed, as evidence by the drawn-out war starting in 2015, it is quite possible a direct invasion is intended to secure KSA’s goals, perhaps at the expense of the UAE, a chief, at least in theory, partner in the current war on Yemen.

Keywords:   Social, Unrest, Austerity, Islamic, Terrorism, Water, Politics

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.