A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, January 2, 2012

Same Salih, Different Year

Yemeni President Salih announced on New Year's Eve that he's decided not to leave Yemen after all. I'm not sure how much of this is due to US ambivalence about giving him a visa and how much is his never having really intended to go in the first place (his relatives a still running the Army and security services). But I must confess I wasn't particularly surprised. Was anybody?

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