Tim Nelson

Yemen Divided

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Noel Brehony

This book focuses on the history of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY), or Southern Yemen, which was an independent state from 1967 to 1990. Noel Brehony, who was a diplomat stationed in the country, aims to provide an account of the politics of the PDRY and the events that led to its unification with the north.

Bahrain: uprising and intervention

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The arrival of Saudi Arabian troops has raised the stakes for Bahrain's fledgling revolution. Tim Nelson reports on the uprising in the Middle East's smallest state

On 14 March Saudi troops crossed the causeway between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The United Arab Emirates has also sent about 500 police into the country. They were invited by the Bahraini government after it was becoming increasingly clear the security forces were unable to contain the mass protests against the authoritarianism of the ruling Al Khalifa family. Since 14 February there have been mass protests against the regime, demanding democratic reforms and, increasingly, the removal of the ruling family.

Georgia: Pawn in the New Great Game

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Per Gahrton, Pluto, £17.99

In 2008 the small Caucasian republic of Georgia suddenly became the centre of attention for much of the world. What appeared to be an insignificant dispute with a small splinter region developed into full-scale war. Russia invaded, inflicting a swift and conclusive military victory. This book attempts to analyse the events leading to war, as well as assess what Georgia's prospects are for the future.

Kyrgyzstan: at the impasse of imperialism

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The government brought to power by the 2005 Tulip Revolution was itself deposed by a popular uprising last month. This is the latest crisis for the "colour coded" revolutions of the former Soviet Bloc states and signifies another challenge to US expansionism in the region, argues Tim Nelson

Yemen: A state failed by imperialism

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Since the attempted bombing of a plane over Detroit, Yemen has hit the headlines, with many fearing that it may become the latest target in the US "war on terror". Drawing on the history of imperial intervention in the region, Tim Nelson highlights the hypocrisy of the "failed state" analysis

Up until recently there has been little coverage of Yemen in the mainstream media. Few people will be aware of the political situation in the country, which has been marked by social and economic upheaval. However, Yemen has come sharply into focus in the last month.

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