December 8, 2017

Salisbury on Death of Ali Abdullah Saleh

Speaking with NPR, Non-Resident Fellow Peter Salisbury discussed the death of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his legacy:

He was the fulcrum of pretty much everything that happened. Even when he was out of power, he was really dictating terms. He was making things happen on a day-to-day basis. And the basic arithmetic of Yemen always had to include what’s Saleh going to do, and should people work with him or not work with him?