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Yemen’s Saleh Struggles to Survive

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After Zinedine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak, many bet that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will be the next victim of the tumultuous Arab Spring. Yemen has a weak economy and is rife with domestic strife. It is also saddled with an autocratic regime unwilling to change the status quo, preferring instead to trump the terrorist threat posed by al-Qaeda to ensure in continues to receive U.S. economic assistance and incoming military hardware. But all that may soon change.

 

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