Yemen's Saleh Skillfully Avoids Joining Other Leaders Ousted by Arab Spring


In Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh has seen his most powerful general defect. Saleh’s most influential neighbor, Saudi Arabia, is attempting to see him out of power through the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). His countrymen are cutting off the flow of oil, diesel, and cooking gas to the capital. Protests calling for his overthrow are entering their fourth month. How has Saleh managed to stay in power in the face of these challenges, and what message does this send to other dictators?

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