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The Other Side of Autocracy: State Collapse in Yemen

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by Jonathan Spyer, pjmedia.com, via meforum.org, Jan. 22, 2015

This week in Yemen, an Iran-backed Shia militia captured the presidential palace. The president has since resigned. It was the latest stage in the slow advance of the Houthis, who entered the capital Sana’a in September of last year.

The latest Houthi victories do not bring the Shia rebels undisputed control of the country. They do, however, ensure the undisputed presence of the Iranian clients in the central government.

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