Jesse Ferris

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Nasser’s Ghost Hovers Over Yemen

When Saudi Arabia and its allies began to bomb Yemen last week, it was not the first time that Yemen’s neighbors turned the country into a battleground. Both the Obama administration and the Saudi monarchy would do well to recall the last time Yemen became a pawn in regional power struggles.

In the fall of 1962, Saudi Arabia’s King Saud watched nervously as Egyptian troops poured into Yemen. Egypt had undergone a revolution 10 years before and, under the leadership of its charismatic president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, it had been transformed from a friendly fellow monarchy to a fire-breathing republic.

Nasser set about exporting Egypt’s revolution throughout the Middle East, sowing fear in the hearts of monarchs from Baghdad to Sana.…  Seguir leyendo »