In early 2011, uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt led to the overthrow of their heads of state and sparked a wave of protests throughout the Middle East and North Africa, now commonly referred to as the "Arab awakening." Brookings experts comment on the continuing unrest in the region, and its implications for relations with the United States and with the rest of the world.
Abd al-Karim al-Iryani (C, bending), advisor to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (C, blue tie), signs an agreement, as U.N. special envoy Jamal Benomar (R) looks on, in Sanaa September 21, 2014.
The Price of Abandoning Yemen
September 23, 2014, Ibrahim Sharqieh
How did Yemen reach this point, and what can be done to prevent further chaos? Ibrahim Sharqieh's latest piece in the The New York Times dissects the current situation.
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Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Director, Brookings Doha Center
Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy
Nonresident Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
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