How the odds were stacked against Yemen's Arab Spring revolution

Editor’s note: This article is part of our special series on the Arab Spring 10th anniversary. The rest of the series can be accessed on this regularly updated portal.The 27th of January marked the 10-year anniversary of Yemenis taking to the streets to demand freedom from the 33-year rule of autocratic leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. For many Yemenis, this historic event signalled a shift away from oppression towards unified hopes for freedom. It ultimately led to huge setbacks however, in the form of a brutal conflict, humanitarian anguish and counter-revolutionary agendas. Tens of thousands of Y…

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