Yemen's decade of peace

Ford, Neil
March 2004
Middle East;Mar2004, Issue 343, p44
After years of widespread unrest that threatened to tear the country in two, Yemen gradually seems to be coming together as a nation as of March 2004. The activities of opposition groups linked to the militant group Al Qaeda continue to hit the headlines, but the secessionist threat appears to have dissipated and the economy has continued to grow on the back of higher oil prices and expatriate remittances. Yet given that Yemeni oil production is unlikely to reach the same level as that of the main oil powers in the region, economists question whether the country can continue to make progress without a more broadly based economy.


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