Collaborating to solve Yemen's problems holistically

Collaborating to solve Yemen's problems holistically
Document type
Paper
Author(s)
Nuseibeh, Ghanem
Publisher
Cornerstone Global Associates
Date of publication
7 January 2010
Series
Blue Papers
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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Yemen is facing multiple difficulties that threaten the stability of the country and the entire Gulf region. The collapse of the Yemeni state could lead to the consolidation of the country being used as the training ground and operations centre for Al Qaeda. This has both regional and international implications. In order to avoid a catastrophic collapse, a holistic long-term solution is needed that acknowledges the military, economic, social, regional and governance challenges. Partial solutions to the problem could be counter-productive. The author argues that the January 2010 London conference about Yemen, among other venues, should be used as an opportunity to address the situation in a concerted, holistic manner.

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