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US Foreign Policy with YemenThe United States Foreign policy with Yemen has changed many times over the years.In1947, the United States began to develop its relationship with Yemen, and in 1962, wewere the first ones to recognize Yemen as the Yemen Arab Republic.However, in 1967our relationship became strained in the face of increasing civil unrest as well as theoutcome of the Arab-Israilli conflict.In 1968, the civil war came to an end, ant Yemenbecame two states, The People’s Democratic Republic and the Yemen Arab Republic.After Yemen’s new government became listed as a supporter of terrorism, in 1969, wepulled most of our support out of the country and broke off diplomatic relations.The USthen in 1972, we gradually started to increase our involvement in Yemen.From 1973 to1990, we provided the Yemen Arab Republic assistance with agriculture, education,health care, and other areas.We also allowed many Yemeni citizens to come to the US tostudy on government scholarships as well as sending Peace Corps volunteers to Yemen toimprove their living conditions.In 1990, Yemen became a re-unified country after theNorth and South reached an agreement.The President of the North, Saleh, became thePresident of the unified Yemen, and the president of the South became the Vice-President.In 1990, when Kuwait was invaded, Yemen did not believe in the coalition that came tothe defense of Kuwait.As a result of that, the US and its Allies, pulled all support fromYemen.Yemen continued to stay in a state of civil unrest for the next decade when Salehwas actually elected as president by a huge margin (97% in favor).After the terroristattacks on September 11th, President Saleh came to the US and publicly joined the war onterror.This event was the beginning of the current foreign policy with Yemen.In 2011,
Saleh escaped an assassination attempt and fled the country.In the midst of all of thecivil unrest, there are many factins trying to assert power.In spite of the rocky past andcurrent instability in Yemen, the Justice Department claims we have a strong and growingpartnership with this country.1)Geographic Interest:The situation in the region is unprecedented.For the first time since the World Wars, virtually every countryfrom Libya to Afghanistan is involved in a military conflict.(Oman seems to be the exception.) The degree of chaos,uncertainty, and complexity among the twisted and oftencontradictory alliances and enmities is mind-boggling. Americaand its allies are fighting alongside Iran to combat the IslamicState (IS) in Iraq and Syria but in Yemen, the United States and

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Term
Fall
Professor
Shiraki,S
Tags
Saudi Arabia, President of the United States, Yemen, Yemen Arab Republic

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