Yemen

Scholarly Publications

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East

December 2003

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East provides a comprehensive assessment of the origins and staying power of Middle East autocracies, as well as a sober account of the struggles of state...

Yemen Between Regime Survival and Systemic Change - English version

March 2011

This paper explores the options facing Yemen and President Ali Abdullah Saleh in light of the protests calling for democratic reform in the country in early 2011.The paper maps out and assesses...

Democracy, Political Parties, and Reform: A Review of Public Opinion in Yemen

October 2012

“Democracy, Political Parties and Reform: A Review of Public Opinion in Yemen,” by Chris Miller, Hafez al-Bukari and Olga Aymerich provides a rare glimpse into Yemeni public opinion.

News

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Your People

March 2011

In a piece for the blog Jadaliyya, Arab Reform and Democracy Program Manager Lina Khatib at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, makes the argument that Arab leaders have...

Stanford scholars reflect on Arab Spring

January 2012

A year after the Egyptian uprising, five scholars talk about democracy in the Middle East, how lives have changed in the Arab world, and what the U.S. has learned from the Arab Spring.

Political activism conference May 12-13, 2011

April 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL is pleased to announce its second annual conference, From Political Activism to Democratic Change in the Arab World, to take place on May 12 and 13...

Events

Governance in the Middle East: Iraq and Beyond

February 10, 2006

A former career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Barbara Bodine served as US Ambassador to Yemen from 1997-2001.

From Political Activism to Democratic Change in the Arab World

May 12, 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is pleased to announce its second annual conference on May 12-13, 2011.

Democratic Transition and Development in the Arab World

April 26, 2012

The third ARD annual conference examineي the challenges, key issues, and ways forward for social and economic development in the Arab world during this period of democratic transition.  Day One -...

Projects

Political Reform Prospects in Yemen

As in much of the Arab world, 2011 was a year of social upheaval and momentous change for Yemen.
English

Multimedia

The Paradoxes of Political Aid in the Arab World

May 2015

AbstractEuropean and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries.