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Counter-Proposal from Yemen's Revolutionary Youth

[Protesters in Yemen. Image from unknown archive.]

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 professor of political science at the University of Richmond and the American University in Cairo.