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How did the poorest country in the Arab World become one of the most important?

Brown, Adam (2010) How did the poorest country in the Arab World become one of the most important? LSE Global War on Terror Blog (23 Nov 2010). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

With a Houthi rebel insurgency in the north and a secessionist movement in the south, Yemen has not seen true stability nor all-encompassing governance in decades. 40% of its water supply is used to cultivate qat, an amphetamine that more than 70% of households in Yemen say have at least one user. Couple the deep cultural, political and economic significance of the drug (from use once a week by the wealthy to widespread use following economic expansion in the 1970s) with the declining water supply and a recipe for crisis emerges.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/waronterror/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Global War on Terror Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 09:21
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 09:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81316

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