Yemen is a country that is critical to U.S. security and our political interests, yet most Americans kw virtually thing about it. This book unlocks its secrets and explains its complexities in simple yet compelling language. * Supplies a deep examination of a country that most policy experts only possess a superficial kwledge of * Provides insights into why tribes have been crucial throughout Yemen's history and even to the modern day * Reveals why characterizations of Yemen as a weak state, lawless, or lacking a rule of law are inaccurate and simplistic
Steven C. Caton, PhD, is professor of contemporary Arab studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Caton holds a doctorate in anthropology and linguistics from the University of Chicago.