CSDS Speaker Series 2010-11

Yemen: On the Brink for How Long?


Thomas Juneau 

Carleton University



Even before the 'Arab Awakening' of 2011, Yemen was considered a strong candidate for state failure. Now that the wave of unrest sweeping through the Middle East has struck Yemen, this bleak prognosis seems more likely than ever. Indeed, Yemen faces the convergence of multiple and intensifying pressures, including a weak economy and dwindling natural resources, a demographic explosion, growing resentment in the south and an ongoing conflict in the north, terrorism, a weak administrative capacity, and the proliferation of small arms. In this presentation, Thomas Juneau will examine the roots of Yemen's current instability and explore a number of possible scenarios and their potential implications for regional and international security.

Thomas Juneau is a doctoral candidate in political science at Carleton University and a specialist on the Middle East with the Directorate of Strategic Analysis, Department of National Defence. He is also a Doctoral Student Fellow at CSDS and external research fellow, L'Observatoire sur le Moyen-Orient et l'Afrique du Nord at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He has published on international relations theory, Middle East and Central Asian politics, and teaching methods. He is  first editor of L'Asie centrale et le Caucase: Une sécurité mondialisée (2004). In fall 2010 he published an article on the risks and implications of state failure in Yemen in Middle East Policy. He studied in Yemen in 2007.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Dunton Tower, Room 2017
Carleton University 

Light sandwich lunch will be provided.
Registration is requested by Thursday, 28 April to
or calling 613.520.2600 ext 6671


The CSDS Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.
For more information visit carleton.ca/csds
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