The End of 2007 and the Beginning of 2008 in Yemen [Archives:2008/1117/Local News]

December 3 2008

Dr: Abdullah Al-Faqih
The year 2007 has come to an end. But some of its unpleasant developments)such as the fourth Sa'ada war, the wide-spread discontent in southern governorates, the presidential constitutional initiative, electoral reforms)are going to survive the year's end and will continue to shape the country's future in 2008 and beyond.

In particular, the popular uprising in the so-called southern governorates which started in mid-2007 is expected to be at the top of the regime's agenda for the upcoming year. The unrest, which mounts to a full-fledged green revolution, is led by thousands of former mi