Washington's support for Yemen's former dictatorship — and of Saudi efforts to sideline the country's nonviolent pro-democracy movement — helped create the current crisis.
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The Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen has more in common with 19th-century Europe than the 21st-century Middle East.
The Yemen war is a variation on an old theme, where despotic regimes in the Middle East call on the United States to do their dirty work.
Democratic protests have nearly dislodged the autocratic leader of Yemen, yet the Obama administration has yet to commit fully to a post-Saleh era.
Robert Kaplan thinks that Gaddafi, Gbagbo, and Saleh refuse to back down out of fealty to their tribes.