economic development, elite politics, foreign policy and aid, gulf cooperation council, humanitarian crisis, International Affairs, International relations, international support, political crisis, political transition, Politics and Government, security conditions, terrorism, Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States: Elite Politics, Street Protests and Regional Diplomacy

The ‘Arab Spring’ has penetrated the Arabian Peninsula, affecting both Yemen and the bordering countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).This paper examines the actual and potential roles of the various GCC states with regard to Yemen, explores how these have been linked to wider international roles and frameworks, and addresses the response of various political actors in Yemen. It highlights the predominance of elite politics and informal networks on both sides, even as ‘people power’ is making itself felt across the Arabian Peninsula.

Added by View user profileSonia Hossain on May 15, 2011