Roadblocks to Revolution: Why Yemen Might Not be Next to Fall

Hosni Mubarak’s February 11 resignation revitalized a Yemeni protest movement that was losing momentum. What began as street demonstrations celebrating his fall turned into anti-government protests that have continued until now.

There are now two Sana’as: the area around the new campus of Sana’a University where most of the violent news of clashing protesters and small arms exchanges is produced; and everywhere else, where daily life continues as normal aside from extra check points. In which direction will Yemen go? A number of challenges currently prevent Yemen from joining the list of Arab revolutions.

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