The situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. With a nearly unparallelled humanitarian crisis, fighting between militia groups that shows no end in sight, and the recent assassination of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, this often-overlooked crisis may be getting even worse.
Michael Van Denend, Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, hosted Dr. Gamal Gasim, associate professor of Middle East Studies and Political Science at Grand Valley State University, to illuminate the crisis in Yemen to our Council network.
Read Dr. Gasim's article, The Ramifications of the Death of Yemen's Saleh in Al Jazeera.
Gamal Gasim, associate professor of Middle East Studies and Political Science at Grand Valley State University, earned his PhD in political science from Texas Tech. Before Grand Valley, he taught at Texas Tech, University of Wisconsin-Madison during the summers of 2006 and 2007, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Beloit College during the summers of 2008 and 2009 respectively. His research interests include comparative politics, Middle East politics, Islamic civilization, Islamic political parties and Muslim Americans. He has contributed articles to Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Politics & Religion, Electoral Studies, The Journal of Political Science Education, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics and other journals. He also writes for Al Jazeera English, the Arab Daily News, and Yemen Times.