12 Comments

  1. Shadia

    Thanks to SEN and to Dr Khaled Fattah. What a refreshing and reflective interview! The answers explain the complex issue of tribalism in the Arab world in a very clear and fascinating manner. I am a student of Middle Eastern studies. I will share this stimulating interview with others.

  2. Tim

    Dr Khaled Fattah’ ability to frame, explain and analyse tribalism and Yemen is super! In this interview, I like very much the distincition, which Dr. Fattah makes between the cultural and political aspects of tribalism. Thanks to SEN.

    • Disgust.ed Yemeni in the Diaspora

      What you say clearly shows your lack of knowledge of that part of the World. With respect Dr Khaled Fattah (like many in the diasopra) is playing on Westerners’ ignorance. I was born in the Region & know how it was. Now I am an EU citizen, I have been awarded B.A. PGCE(PCET) M.A. by different U.K. Universities. So, I am not less qualified than Dr Khaled to talk about this subject. I believe Yemen can prosper and be the Felix it used to be.

  3. Sofia

    Thank you Dr Khaled Fattah (and SEN!) for this informative interview, which distills, unpacks and coherently explains the complex socio-political interactions and processes occurring in Yemen today. I recommend this Tribalism and Politics in Yemen interview transcript to current and future students of Middle Eastern politics.

  4. Eskandar

    The answers of Dr. Khaled Fattah are insightful reflections to those who want to know in a capsule form the role of tribal identity in Yemen. I liked very much his analysis regarding what sets apart the revolution in Yemen from those in the rest of the region.

  5. Jap.123Hrld@hotmail.com

    For me, Yemen has been one of the least known countries in the Arab Spring. This very informative interview with Dr. Khaled Fattah opened a window for me. Thanks SEN online exclusives!

  6. Tedor

    The summary of what sets apart the uprising in Yemen from the uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and Syria is super reflective! I like this interview.

  7. Jullio

    Indeed, a very insightful and reflective interview! I wonder why the one-year old revolution in Yemen is not producing any transformation, change or transition?

  8. Disgust.ed Yemeni in the Diaspora

    How come during British rule there was effective rule & citizens were more civilized towards each other (which incidentally included the citizens of the North who were not citizens of the Federation of South Arabia)? I believe following independence, opportunist individuals (namely,leaders of different so called political parties [who are dispersed & financially supported by outside Governments such as Russia & Egypt who do not wish to see YENEN & YEMENIS to awaken). Most Yemeni intellectuals & professional are in the diasopra. These people with current local home home grown intellectuals working together can take YEMEN from the mire that earlier politicians buried YEMEN in for their own self serving interests]. Those former amatuers bribed non entities who had no stake in society (either North or South) to cause unrest and factional clashes.

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