Client-only research published by PPI in March, based on extensive briefing from key players in Yemen, paints a worrying picture of the country’s fraying political transition period.
More deterioration, says the report:
would lead to further disruption of the energy sector and the possibility of foreign workers being targeted by extremist groups.
Iranian meddling, renewed activity from Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the persistent malign influence of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, and threats from southern secessionists are among the forces building to undermine stability still further. The consequences for Yemen — and the region — could be severe.