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Stalled political reforms fuel opposition, economy hampered by security issues

Risk Management Reports
Issue 892 - 17 Jan 2011 | 1 minute read

Yemen is in a fragile state. The regime, headed by President Ali Abdullah Saleh, is besieged on several fronts, with a Houthi rebellion in the north, a secession movement in the south, and increased jihadi activity by groups such as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) pushing the country on a downward trajectory.

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