In concise prose, Schmitz walks us through the summer and early fall in Yemen, detailing how the country has reached such a precarious point.
The article gives an excellently sober overview of what has happened in Yemen, I highly recommend it. (The only thing I disagree with is the title and subtitle, and I don’t think those were the author’s.)
Schmitz, as so many Yemen watchers, is pessimistic.
“The only real hope for Yemen now is another unexpected political surprise that will lead to a transitional government and legitimate elections. Given Saleh’s evident advantage in a now deeply fractured and divided country, that is a thin hope indeed.”
In response to our paper examining how scientists view the public, the media, and the political process, Roger Pielke Jr. of the University of Colorado offers several considerations worth noting. Responding […]