Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations

21 12 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/RL34170. Source: Congressional Research Service.

This report summarizes Yemen’s domestic situation, foreign relations, and ties with the United States. It will be updated as significant developments occur. With limited natural resources, a crippling illiteracy rate, and high population growth, Yemen faces an array of daunting development challenges that some observers believe make it at risk for becoming a failed state in the next few decades.

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