Sabahi, Farian, Yemen. A Modern History, Oxford, Oxbow Books, 2015, 152p.
Yemen, like Iran, is a country that arrived late on the scene of the 19th century, compared to the others in the region. It became a nation state with great difficulty and a sovereign state, according to international law, only in 1918, after the withdrawal of the Ottomans and following their defeat at the end of World War I. In 2011, Yemen has been the theatre of political and social tensions. Enriched by in-depth analyses, this is an essential volume for understanding Yemeni history and current events.