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New Texts Out Now: Sheila Carapico, ed., Arabia Incognita: Dispatches from Yemen and the Gulf

Sheila Carapico, editor,  Arabia Incognita: Dispatches from Yemen and the Gulf. Charlottesville: Just World Books, 2015.  Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Sheila Carapico (SC): This book began as an activist political project, a form of protest against a cruel war. Colleagues at MERIP were thinking of compiling a simple PDF reader to help students and others understand the background to the military intervention in Yemen the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...

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الوضع الحالي وتطورات الحرب في اليمن

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حوار مع شيلا كارابيكو صُوِّر التدخل العسكري السعودي في اليمن كحملة قصيرة ودقيقة، ستنجز بسرعة هدف إعادة تنصيب حكومة عبد ربه منصور هادي في السلطة. لكن الحملة لا تبدو في ضوء ما يجري اليوم قريبة من تحقيق هدفها الذي أعلنته حين انطلقت في آذار 2015. في غضون ذلك، تم تدمير الكثير من اليمن ومن بنيته التحتية فيما تمر البلاد في أزمة إنسانية حادة، ويشتد عود تنظيم القاعدة في شبه الجزيرة العربية وتنظيم الدولة الإسلامية اللذان يستغلان الفراغ السياسي الناجم لتوسيع قاعدتيهما ويشنان هجمات ...

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Quick Thoughts: Sheila Carapico on The Current State and Future Prospects of War in Yemen

[Administrative map of Yemen. Image via Wikimedia Commons]

[The Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen was conceived as a short, sharp campaign that would quickly achieve the objective of restoring the government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi to power. Yet it is today no closer to realizing its aims than when it began in March 2015. In the meantime much of Yemen and its infrastructure has been reduced to rubble while, the country is experiencing a severe humanitarian crisis, al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic ...

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New Texts Out Now: Sheila Carapico, Political Aid and Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice, and Representation

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Sheila Carapico, Political Aid and Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice, and Representation. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Sheila Carapico (SC): After the Cold War, European and American professional democracy brokers flocked to formerly Warsaw Pact and Third World states with projects to monitor elections, promote civil society, train human rights activists, and so forth. They played a ...

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Counter-Proposal from Yemen's Revolutionary Youth

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While the Gulf Cooperation Council , the United States, the European Union, and the Yemeni president quibbled over who would sign a vague transfer-of-power concord President Ali Abdallah Salih nixed, the youth coalition of pro-democracy demonstrators have put together thirteen specific points for the coming transition (and had them translated into clear English).  Their proposals are certainly not inspired by al-Qa’ida or the Muslim Brotherhood, as the discredited Salih ...

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Sheila Carapico

 

 

Sheila Carapico is a contributing editor of Middle East Report and the author of two books, Political Aid and Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice, and Representation (Cambridge University Press, London: 2013), which is about all the Arab republics; and Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of Activism in Modern Arabia (Cambridge University Press, London: 1998). She teaches political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, and does whatever she can to raise awareness about American complicity in the unprovoked, destructive war waged by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against its now ravaged neighbor.