Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

In 2011 Yemenis shared a vision of revolutionary change with protesters in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria demanding the downfall of cruel, corrupt presidential regimes. Today, like many of their cousins, the peaceful youth (shabab silmiyya) of Yemen face a counter-revolutionary maelstrom from within and without. If Gulf sultans were anxious about insurrection in North Africa, they were even more fearful of subaltern uprisings in their own neighborhood.

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How to cite this article:

Sheila Carapico "Demonstrators, Dialogues, Drones and Dialectics," Middle East Report 269 (Winter 2013).