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Destroying YemenWhat Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World$
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Isa Blumi

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520296138

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520296138.001.0001

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Yemen’s Relevance to the Larger World

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Destroying Yemen

Isa Blumi

University of California Press

Rule number one in Arabia’s Fight Club: Don’t Fuck with Yemen. Rule number two in Arabia’s Fight Club: DO NOT Fuck with Yemen.

Haykal Bafana

THIS BOOK SUGGESTS THAT we can only offer answers to the question of why destroy Yemen by taking a broader perspective, one that, perhaps surprising to many, puts Yemen at the heart of many global processes over the last century. The attempt to explain the recent horrors transpiring in South Arabia seems to also reveal Yemen’s contributions to the modern world and thus shed light on the very amorphous nature of global affairs. In this way, global events share common origins with local Yemeni ones, thereby revealing that the trajectories of socioeconomic, political, and intellectual trends often originate, pass through, or end in South Arabia, rather than pass it by....

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